An Austrian Jewish emigre who invented a covert communication system to try and help defeat the Nazis, Hedy gave her patent to the Navy, but was ignored and told to sell kisses for war bonds instead. It was only towards the very end of her life that tech pioneers discovered her concept which is now used as the basis for secure WiFi, GPS and Bluetooth. Hedy never publicly talked about her life as an inventor and so her family thought her story died when she did. But in 2016, debut director Alexandra Dean and producer Adam Haggiag unearthed four never-before-heard audio tapes of Hedy speaking on the record about her incredible life. Combining this newly discovered interview with intimate reflections from her children, closest friends, family and admirers, including Mel Brooks and Robert Osborne, BOMBSHELL finally gives Hedy Lamarr the chance to tell her own story.
*THIS FILM IS NOT SUITABLE FOR CHILDREN – CONTAINS MILD NUDITY & SEXUAL CONTENT
Rain Venue: Casino Theatre, 9 Freebody Street, Newport
Free Event – Suggested $5 Donation
|Venue & food vendors open
|Live music by Chris Monti
|Film + Q&A with producer Adam Haggiag, moderated by film subject/executive editor of Baron’s Magazine, Fleming Meeks
|Adam Haggiag, Katherine Drew,
A thoroughly engaging, eye-opening showbiz doc.