Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story— World Premiere Documentary, Tribeca Film Festival, Produced by Susan Sarandon, 2017 by Lisa Pacino
Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story— World Premiere, Feature Documentary, 90 minutes. The Tribeca Film Festival, New York, April 23, 25, 27, 29, 2017; produced by Academy Award winner Susan Sarandon.
Startlet. Screen Siren. The Most Beautiful Woman in the World. All phrases used to describe 1940’s Hollywood actress Hedy Lamarr. Alexandra Dean’s illuminating documentary adds Inventor to the list. Known for her matchless beauty and electric screen persona, Lamarr’s legion of fans never knew she possessed such a beautiful mind. An Austrian Jewish émigré who acted by day and drew mechanical and electronic inventions by night, Lamarr came up with a “secret communication system” to help the Allies to beat the Nazis. Weaving in Lamarr’s own voice from archival recordings, Dean reveals how Lamarr gave her patent to the Navy, received no credit for her contributions, and wound up impoverished in her latter years. Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story is a film for lovers of history, Hollywood and science. —Opal Bennett
After the Premiere Screening: Tribeca Film Institute and Alfred P. Sloan Foundation will host an exclusive panel with director Alexandra Dean, executive producer Susan Sarandon, and prominent women in both entertainment and STEM, focusing on how both groups have been historically underrepresented in their respective fields.
Cast: Mel Brooks, Diane Kruger, Peter Bogdanovich, Denise Loder DeLuca, Anthony Loder, Richard Rhodes, Robert Osborne, Stephen Michael Shearer, Jeanine Basinger, Michael Tilson Thomas, Fleming Meeks.
Director: Alexandra Dean
Screenwriter: Alexandra Dean, Jeremy Bullock
Cinematographer: Buddy Squires
Editor: Lindy Jankura
Composer: Keegan Dewitt
Executive Producer: Susan Sarandon, Michael Kantor
Producer: Adam Haggiag, Alexandra Dean, Katherine Drew
Co-Producer: David Koh, Dan Braun
Executive Producer: Susan Sarandon is an Academy Award winner (nominated five times), seven time Golden Globe Award nominee, BAFTA Award winner, Screen Actors Guild Award winner, five-time Emmy Award nominee, received a Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2009 Stockholm International Film Festival, among numerous nominations and wins.
Director: Alexandra Dean is an Emmy award winning journalist and producer. She produced news-magazine documentaries for PBS before becoming a series and documentary producer at Bloomberg television. She also writes about invention for Businessweek magazine. Today she is a founding partner at Reframed Pictures.
More on Susan Sarandon:
Susan Abigail Sarandon (born October 4, 1946; Queens, New York) her mother was Italian, Roman Catholic. In 2006, Susan received the “Ragusani nel mondo” prize for her Italian roots. She is an actress of stage and screen, and a social activist. She is a five time Academy Award nominee and won for her role in Dead Man Walking, a BAFTA Award winner, five-time Emmy Award nominee, and received a Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2009 Stockholm International Film Festival, among others. Susan was appointed a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador in 1999 and received the Action Against Hunger Humanitarian Award in 2006. She is an outspoken activist for Standing Rock, refugees, mass incarceration, systemic racism, the environment, and much more, in addition she was a surrogate for Presidential Candidate Bernie Sanders. Susan began her career in 1970 and has starred in countless award winning films. She is currently in the FX smash hit FEUD in the role of Bette Davis; co-star Jessica Lange as Joan Crawford.
Hedy Lamarr (born Hedwig Eva Maria Kiesler, 9 November 1914 – 19 January 2000; Vienna, Austria) was an American and European film actress and inventor. Lamarr began her acting career in the late 1920s and appeared in numerous popular feature films from 1930 to 1958, including Algiers in 1938, I Take This Woman in 1940, Comrade X in 1940, Come Live With Me in 1941, H.M. Pulham, Esq. in 1941, and Samson and Delilah in 1949.
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