Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story


Coolidge Corner Theatre Wed, Nov 15, 2017 6:30 PM
Coolidge Corner Theatre Thu, Nov 16, 2017 1:00 PM
Orchard Cove Sun, Nov 19, 2017 1:00 PM
Film Info
Director(s):Alexandra Dean
Country:United States
Running Time:90 minutes
Type of Film:Documentary
Premiere Status:Boston Premiere
In Person/Special Program:Director Alexandra Dean (Nov 15 and 16)
Judith Kalaora (Nov 15)
Janice Page film editor at The Boston Globe (Nov 15)
Sponsored By:Center Communities of Brookline, Hebrew Senior Life
Orchard Cove, Hebrew Senior Life
Science on Screen


Hedy Lamarr was called the most beautiful woman in the world, but she was so much more. From her early role in a pre-war erotic film to her invention of the cellular technology used in WiFi, Lamarr's life was filled with excitement and intrigue. Rare recordings, interviews, and excerpts from Lamarr's own diary expose how this secret genius with a scandalous past never received the respect she deserved — in film or in science. Narrated by Susan Sarandon, voiced by Diane Kruger.


Submitted for 2017 Feature Documentary Academy Award.


MidFest Screening (Nov 15) preceded by a performance of History at Play's "Tinseltown Inventor: The Most Beautiful Woman in the World, Hedy Lamarr." Followed by a conversation with Director Alexandra Dean and Judith Kalaora, moderated by Janice Page, film editor at The Boston Globe.


Nov 16th screening followed by a conversation with Director Alexandra Dean.


Co-presented with GlobeDocs 


Join us for a Passholder Party at Hops 'n Scotch after the Midfest screening


Sponsored by

Center Communites of Brookline, Hebrew Senior Life

Orchard Cove, Hebrew Senior Life

Science on Screen