Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story + satellite Q&A with Susan Sarandon
International Women's Day event
£8 members, £8 concessions
Length: 88 min + 60 min Q&A
Director: Alexandra Dean
Cast: Nino Amareno, Charles Amirkhanian, Jeanine Basinger
Please note this screening was formerly advertised as 6:30pm. The correct time is 6:20pm.
To celebrate International Women’s Day on 8th March, join us for a live event of BOMBSHELL: THE HEDY LAMARR STORY followed by satellite Q&A with Susan Sarandon and director Alexandra Dean. The film rediscovers Hollywood wild-child Hedy Lamarr, not only as a screen idol but as the brilliant mind who co-invented 1940s wireless technology still used today.
Directed by Alexandra Dean and Exec. Produced by Susan Sarandon the screening and Q&A will be broadcast live across the UK and Ireland via satellite by Dogwoof, in partnership with UN Women National Committee UK.
Hollywood star Hedy Lamarr was known as the world’s most beautiful woman – Snow White and Cat Woman were both based on her iconic look. However, her arresting looks and glamorous life stood in the way of her being given the credit she deserved as an ingenious inventor whose pioneering work helped revolutionise modern communication. Mislabeled as “just another pretty face,” Hedy’s true legacy is that of a technological trailblazer.
“★★★★★” – Eye For Film
“Reveals another side of this screen goddess, who was also an accomplished scientist” – The Express
“Inspiring” – Sight and Sound
“A thoroughly engaging, eye-opening showbiz doc.” – The Hollywood Reporter
“Does an amazing job of telling her story in her own words” – ELLE
“Irresistible” – The Wrap
“This doc on one truly bizarre and wild life should be a priority” – Metro