BOMBSHELL: THE HEDY LAMARR STORY (12A)

Wednesday 23rd May 2018 - 7:30 pm

Dir:  Alexandra Dean, 2017, USA, 90 mins.
With Hedy Lamarr, Diane Kruger, Mel Brooks, Peter Bogdanovich.

5 Star Documentary.  Who would have guessed that the stunning Hollywood icon Hedy Lamarr had a parallel career as a brilliant, ground-breaking engineer?  Without tutoring she pursued various projects  including communications technology that would lay the foundations for Bluetooth and wifi.  Ironically her beauty created a glamorous facade behind which her intellectual talents were considered of little interest.  It's yet another shocking example of society's attitude to the role of women.