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FILM GUIDE ARCHIVE FEATURE DOCUMENTARY

BOMBSHELL: THE HEDY LAMARR STORY

TFF 2017 Directed by Alexandra Dean
FILM GUIDE ARCHIVE BOMBSHELL: THE HEDY LAMARR STORY [TFF 2017]
Startlet. Screen Siren. The Most Beautiful Woman in the World. All phrases used to describe 1940’s Hollywood actress Hedy Lamarr. Alexandra Dean’s illuminating documentary adds Inventor to the list. Known for her matchless beauty and electric screen persona, Lamarr’s legion of fans never knew she possessed such a beautiful mind. An Austrian Jewish émigré who acted by day and drew mechanical and electronic inventions by night, Lamarr came up with a “secret communication system” to help the Allies to beat the Nazis. Weaving in Lamarr’s own voice from archival recordings, Dean reveals how Lamarr gave her patent to the Navy, received no credit for her contributions, and wound up impoverished in her latter years. Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story is a film for lovers of history, Hollywood and science.

—Opal Bennett

After the Premiere Screening: Tribeca Film Institute and Alfred P. Sloan Foundation will host an exclusive panel with executive producer Susan Sarandon, director Alexandra Dean, actor Diane Kruger, patent lawyer Patricia Rogowski, Associate Professor and Area Director, Circuits & Embedded Systems at UCLA, Danijela Cabric, PhD, focusing on how prominent women in both entertainment and STEM have been historically underrepresented in their respective fields. Moderated by Rebecca Greenfield.
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Startlet. Screen Siren. The Most Beautiful Woman in the World. All phrases used to describe 1940’s Hollywood actress Hedy Lamarr. Alexandra Dean’s illuminating documentary adds Inventor to the list. Known for her matchless beauty and electric screen persona, Lamarr’s legion of fans never knew she possessed such a beautiful mind. An Austrian Jewish émigré who acted by day and drew mechanical and electronic inventions by night, Lamarr came up with a “secret communication system” to help the Allies to beat the Nazis. Weaving in Lamarr’s own voice from archival recordings, Dean reveals how Lamarr gave her patent to the Navy, received no credit for her contributions, and wound up impoverished in her latter years. Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story is a film for lovers of history, Hollywood and science.

—Opal Bennett

After the Premiere Screening: Tribeca Film Institute and Alfred P. Sloan Foundation will host an exclusive panel with executive producer Susan Sarandon, director Alexandra Dean, actor Diane Kruger, patent lawyer Patricia Rogowski, Associate Professor and Area Director, Circuits & Embedded Systems at UCLA, Danijela Cabric, PhD, focusing on how prominent women in both entertainment and STEM have been historically underrepresented in their respective fields. Moderated by Rebecca Greenfield.
Film Information
Year: 2017
Length: 90 minutes
Language: English
Country: USA
Premiere: World
Cast & Credits
Director: Alexandra Dean
Screenwriter: Alexandra Dean
Cinematographer: Buddy Squires
Editor: Lindy Jankura
Composer: Keegan Dewitt, Jeremy Bullock
Executive Producer: Susan Sarandon, Michael Kantor
Producer: Adam Haggiag, Alexandra Dean, Katherine Drew
Co-Producer: David Koh, Dan Braun
Cast: Mel Brooks, Diane Kruger, Peter Bogdanovich, Denise Loder DeLuca, Anthony Loder, Richard Rhodes, Robert Osborne, Stephen Michael Shearer, Jeanine Basinger, Michael Tilson Thomas, Fleming Meeks
Contacts

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Submarine
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Phone: 646 673 5163
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US Sales Contact
Dan Braun
Submarine
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Phone: 212 625 1410
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International Sales Contact
Anna Godas
Dogwoof
London, EC1V 3QN
Phone: 207 253 6244
anna@dogwoof.com

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About the Director(s)
Alexandra Dean is an Emmy award-winning journalist and producer. She produced news-magazine documentaries for PBS before becoming a series and documentary producer at Bloomberg television producing the series Innovators, Adventures and Pursuits. She also writes about invention for “Businessweek” magazine. Today she is a founding partner at Reframed Pictures.

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