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Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story Directed
Alexandra Dean USA / 2017 / 88 minutes
Times and Venues:
Q&A Attendees *subject to change: Alexandra Dean, Adam Haggiag, **We are truly sorry to inform you that due to sudden acute bronchitis, Susan Sarandon is unable to attend the Q&A
America knew Hedy Lamarr as a Hollywood idol -- a beauty queen and pin-up in cinema's Golden Age -- but few knew her as the inventor of the technology behind WiFi. Director Alexandra Dean offers an intimate look into the life of Austrian-born Hedwig Eva Maria Kiesler, who fled a dangerous marriage in the middle of the night and boarded passage to America. A chance encounter with Louis B. Mayer thrust her into the Hollywood limelight. But despite her newfound fame, Lamarr's passion remained her knack for technology, whilst her adopted country preferred a woman selling bonds over one creating military technology.
A story of suppressed genius, Bombshell taps into conversations with Lamarr's family, Hollywood notables, and the late star to reveal her frustrations with a world that would recognize her only for her beauty. A feast for our modern zeitgeist, and a cautionary tale for a society that still often denies the brilliance of women. - Colton Cox
BIO: 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.
Cast/Featuring: Mel Brooks, Anthony Loder, Fleming Meeks, Richard Rhodes, Robert Osborne, Jeanine Basinger
Executive Producer(s): Susan Sarandon, Regina K. Scully, Michael Kantor
Producer(s): Adam Haggiag, Alexandra Dean, Katherine Drew
Director(s): Alexandra Dean
Screenwriter(s): Alexandra Dean
Cinematographer(s): Buddy Squires
Editor(s): Alexandra Dean, Penelope Faulk, Lindy Jankura
The Woodstock Film Festival is a not-for-profit, 501c3 organization with a mission to present an
annual program and year-round schedule of film, music,
and art-related activities that promote artists, culture,
inspired learning, and diversity. The Hudson Valley Film
Commission promotes sustainable economic development
by attracting and supporting film, video and media production.