Thursday, November 23, 2017

Fascinating documentary Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story screens at Bloor Hot Docs Cinema November 24-30

Hollywood actress/inventor Hedy Lamarr secretly developed torpedo guidance systems during WWII. 
Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story
As a Hollywood starlet, Hedy Lamarr was better known for her tabloid scandals than her performances—but behind the scenes she was a secret genius inventor changing the course of history. In the 1940s she starred alongside legends like Clark Gable and James Stewart, and infamously had affairs with the likes of Howard Hughes and JFK. Today Lamarr has re-entered public consciousness as a Hall of Fame-inducted inventor for developing a secret radio system during WWII that paved the way for modern Wi-Fi and Bluetooth technology. Bombshell – opening Friday at the Bloor Hot Docs Cinema – tells her whole incredible story for the first time.

Friday, Nov 24 7:00 PM
Saturday, Nov 25 4:00 PM & 8:15 PM
Sunday, Nov 26 6:30 PM*
Monday, Nov 27 4:15 PM & 8:30 PM
Tuesday, Nov 28 1:30 PM
Wednesday, Nov 29 5:30 PM
Thursday, Nov 30 3:30 PM & 9:15 PM

*Director Alexandra Dean will be in attendance for a post-screening Q&A on Sunday, November 26, 6:30 pm.

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