1h 30m | Directed by Alexandra Dean | USA | Drama
One night only
Tuesday, April 24, 2018
Tickets $15 each
If you’re reading this on your phone, thank Hedy!
Hedy Lamarr, the screen siren deemed “the most beautiful woman in the world” in the 1930s and ’40s. also invented a wireless form of communication called “frequency hopping” that revolutionized mobile communications all over the world, a feat that would directly lead to the creation of secure communications for wireless phones, Bluetooth, GPS and WiFi technology itself. And that’s just a fraction of her amazing story.
Join us on Tuesday, April 24 at 7:00 p.m. as we pay tribute to an unusual and accomplished woman, spurned as too beautiful to be smart, but a role model to this day. This event includes:
• Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story;
• followed by a short talk,”Frequency Hopping: Hedy’s Big Idea,” by electrical engineer Elizabeth Dreyer;
• and finally, Hedy’s influential U.S. feature debut, Algiers (1938).
Elizabeth Dreyer is a soon-to-be Electrical Engineering doctoral graduate from the University of Michigan. As an engineer, she is passionate about increasing the representation of women in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics. Additionally, she is a lifelong resident of the state of Michigan as well as an alumna of Michigan Tech. Dreyer will start a new career as a management consultant in May.
Part of the 20th Annual Lenore Marwil Detroit Jewish Film Festival presented by JCC of Metro Detroit.
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.”
Manohla Dargis | New York Times Critic’s Pick | Full review
“Superb… Recognition (and compensation) proved elusive in Lamarr’s lifetime, but in this marvelous documentary, a brilliant woman…finally gets her due.
Chuck Wilson | Village Voice | Full review
Bombshell becomes not just a stupendous tribute to Lamarr, but also a tribute to every brilliant woman ignored.
Kristy Puchko | The Nerdist | Full review