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Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story

Thursday June 29 | 8:40pm
Redwood Library and Athenæum Lawn

newportFILM Outdoors is presented by
LILA DELMAN REAL ESTATE INTERNATIONAL

6:40PM - Venue & food vendors open
7:25PM - Live music by Chris Monti
8:40PM - Film + Q&A with producer Adam Haggiag, moderated by film subject/executive editor of Baron’s Magazine, Fleming Meeks

EVENT DETAILS:
- *THIS FILM IS NOT SUITABLE FOR CHILDREN - CONTAINS MILD NUDITY & SEXUAL CONTENT
- Free popcorn
- On-site food vendors: Diego's, Boru Noodle Bar, Tricycle Ice Cream, LemonsAid
- BYO picnic, blankets & chairs
- Bike racks on-site provided by Bike Newport
- Rain Venue: Casino Theatre, 9 Freebody Street, Newport

Free Event - Suggested $5 Donation 

"A thoroughly engaging, eye-opening showbiz doc." - THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER

ABOUT THE FILM:
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 revolutionize modern communication. Mislabeled as “just another pretty face,” Hedy’s true legacy is that of a technological trailblazer. 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.

90 minutes
Director(s): Alexandra Dean
Producer(s): Adam Haggiag, Katherine Drew,