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Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story

Presented by California Film Institute at Christopher B. Smith Rafael Film Center, San Rafael CA

Mar 10 2018
Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story

Hear filmmaker Alexandra Dean discuss her documentary about Hedy Lamarr’s legacy

Director Alexandra Dean will present and discuss her film about Hollywood star and inventor Hedy Lamarr.

Lamarr was considered one of the world’s most beautiful women and played opposite the biggest stars in Hollywood.

However, her looks and glamour stood in the way of being recognized as an ingenious inventor who helped revolutionize modern communications.

During World War II, she and composer George Antheil developed a system that is now used as the basis for secure WiFi, GPS and Bluetooth.

This documentary combines newly discovered interviews with reflections from family, friends and fans (including Robert Osborne and Mel Brooks).


General  –  $11.50
Seniors (60 and over)  –  $8.25
Youth (12 and under)  –  $8.25
Matinees (at or before 4:00pm)  –  $8.75
CFI Members  –  $7

Contact: 415-454-1222


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Additional time info:

4:15 pm



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1118 Fourth Street, San Rafael, CA 94901

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