Utah Film Center presents: Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story

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Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story
Directed by Alexandra Dean
89 min | 2017 | USA | Not Rated

What do the most ravishingly beautiful actress of the 1930s and 40s and the inventor whose concepts were the basis of cell phone and bluetooth technology have in common? They are both Hedy Lamarr, the glamour icon whose ravishing visage was the inspiration for Snow White and Cat Woman and a technological trailblazer who perfected a radio system to throw Nazi torpedoes off course during WWII. Weaving interviews and clips with never-before-heard audio tapes of Hedy speaking on the record about her incredible life—from her beginnings as an Austrian Jewish emigre to her scandalous nude scene in the 1933 film Ecstasy to her glittering Hollywood life to her ground-breaking, but completely uncredited inventions to her latter years when she became a recluse, impoverished and almost forgotten—Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story brings to light the story of an unusual and accomplished woman, spurned as too beautiful to be smart, but a role model to this day.

Post-film discussion is TBA.

Presented in celebration of Women's History Month in March.

Winner: Best of Fest–2017 Nantucket Film Festival; Official Selection: 2017 Tribeca Film Festival

Location: Main Library

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