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Woodstock Vermont Film Series: Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story, 5:00 & 7:00 PM
“Bombshell” tells the story of this iconic Hollywood star who secretly devised groundbreaking WWII technologies that contributed to the later development of cell phones, WIFI, and Bluetooth technology. Hedy Lamarr, the glamorous Hollywood star who was widely heralded as “the most beautiful woman in the world” was the inspiration for Snow White and Cat Woman. But Lamarr also had a secret identity—as a technological trailblazer who perfected a radio system to throw Nazi torpedoes off course during WWII. This riveting film weaves interviews and clips with never-before-heard audio tapes of Hedy speaking on the record about her incredible life. And it follows the actress/inventor’s retreat, during her later years, when she became a recluse, impoverished and almost forgotten.
“Very enjoyable. Ms. Dean relates Lamarr’s ventures, those onscreen and off, with savvy and narrative snap, fluidly marshaling a mix of original interviews and archival material that includes film clips, home movies and other footage.” ―Manhola Dargis, New York Times (Critic’s Pick)
Directed by Alexandra Dean. Executive Producer: Susan Sarandon.
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