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Film Info
  • Year: 2017
  • Film Format: DCP, Blu-ray and DVD
  • Origin: USA
  • Runtime: 90 mins
  • Color and B&W
  • Language: English

What do the most ravishingly beautiful actress of the 1930s and 40s and the inventor whose concepts were the basis of cell phone and bluetooth technology have in common? They are both Hedy Lamarr, the glamour icon whose ravishing visage was the inspiration for Snow White and Cat Woman and a technological trailblazer who perfected a secure radio guidance system for Allied torpedoes during WWII. Weaving interviews and clips with never-before-heard audio tapes of Hedy speaking on the record about her incredible life—from her beginnings as an Austrian Jewish emigre to her scandalous nude scene in the 1933 film Ecstasy to her glittering Hollywood life to her ground-breaking, but completely uncredited inventions to her latter years when she became a recluse, impoverished and almost forgotten—BOMBSHELL: THE HEDY LAMARR STORY brings to light the story of an unusual and accomplished woman, spurned as too beautiful to be smart, but a role model to this day.

BOMBSHELL opened in theaters on November 24, 2017.

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BOMBSHELL is a Zeitgeist Films release in association with Kino Lorber. To book this film please contact Nancy Gerstman or Emily Russo or call 212-274-1989.

Alexandra Dean

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 producing the series Innovators, Adventures and Pursuits. She also writes about invention for “Businessweek” magazine. Today she is a founding partner at Reframed Pictures.

Written and Directed by
Alexandra Dean

Produced by
Adam Haggiag
Alexandra Dean 
Katherine Drew

Executive Producers
Susan Sarandon
Regina K. Scully
Michael Kantor

Co-producers
Dan Braun
David Koh

Edited by
Alexandra Dean
Penelope Falk
Lindy Jankura

Director of Photography
Buddy Squires, ASC

Music Supervision
Raife Burchell
Karl Westman

Scored by
Jeremy Bullock
Keegan Dewitt

Supervising Producer
Junko Tsunashima

Series Producer
Julie Sacks

A production of Reframed Pictures
and American Masters Pictures
in association with
Submarine Entertainment, the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, Artemis Rising and Dogwoof

“Critic's Pick. Very enjoyable... Ms. Dean relates Lamarr’s ventures, those onscreen and off, with savvy and narrative snap, fluidly marshaling a mix of original interviews and archival material that includes film clips, home movies and other footage.” – Manohla Dargis, The New York Times
“A masterful portrait of a most complex character... Restores Lamarr’s rightful place in the history not only of film, but of science as well.” – Yael Friedman, The Economist
“A thoroughly engaging, eye-opening showbiz doc!” – John DeFore, The Hollywood Reporter
“Bombshell becomes not just a stupendous tribute to Lamarr, but also a tribute to every brilliant woman ignored.” – Kristy Puchko, The Nerdist
“Superb... Recognition (and compensation) proved elusive in Lamarr’s lifetime, but in this marvelous documentary, a brilliant woman...finally gets her due.” – Chuck Wilson, The Village Voice
“Completely absorbing and well-researched... so filled with new revelations about Lamarr’s extraordinary life and achievements.” – David Noh, Film Journal
“A thrilling account of Lamarr's adventures.” – , Entertainment Weekly
“Moving and inspiring.” – Jason Bailey , Flavorwire

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Jewish Museum of Maryland Baltimore MD February 15 & March 1, 2018
Cinema Arts Centre Huntington NY February 16-March 1, 2018
Symphony Space New York NY February 18, March 3 & 18, 2018
Alamo Winchester Winchester VA February 22-25, 2018
Dietrich Theater Tunkhannock PA February 22, 28, March 2 & 4, 2018
14 Pews Houston TX February 23-24, 2018
Palace Theater Hilo HI February 23-27, 2018
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Broadway Metro Eugene OR February 23-March 1, 2018
Dragonfly Cinema Port Orchard WA February 23-March 1, 2018
Cinema Falls Sioux Falls SD February 25, 2018
Sedona International Film Festival Sedona AZ February 28 & March 4, 2018
Colonie Central High School Albany NY March 2, 2018
Cornell Cinema Ithaca NY March 2-3, 2018
FilmBar Phoenix AZ March 2-8, 2018
Shea 14 Harkins Theatres Scottsdale AZ March 2-8, 2018
Landmark Ken Cinema San Diego CA March 2-8, 2018
Landmark E Street Theater Washington DC March 2-8, 2018
Lake Worth Playhouse Lake Worth FL March 2-8, 2018
Kendall Square Boston MA March 2-8, 2018
Lagoon Minneapolis MN March 2-8, 2018
Nickelodeon Theatre Columbia SC March 2-8, 2018
Cleveland Cinematheque Cleveland OH March 3-4, 2018
East Bay International Jewish Film Festival Oakland CA March 4, 2018
Cinestudio Hartford CT March 4-7, 2018
Great Lake Theatre Service Wheaton IL March 6, 2018
Bear Tooth Theatrepub Anchorage AK March 8, 2018
Boulder Jewish Film Festival Boulder CO March 3-18, 2018
Clay Theatre San Francisco CA Opens March 9, 2018
Tallahassee Film Society Tallahassee FL March 9-11, 2018
Landmark Shattuck Cinemas Berkeley CA Opens March 9, 2018
Rafael Film Center San Rafael CA Opens March 9, 2018
Ritz at the Bourse Philadelphia PA March 9-15, 2018
Small Star Art House York PA March 9-15, 2018
Naples Jewish Film Festival Naples FL March 11 2018
Maine Jewish Film Festival Brunswick ME March 11, 2018
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Hollywood Theatre Portland OR March 11, 2018
Maine Jewish Film Festival Portland ME March 13, 2018
Utah Film Center Salt Lake City UT March 13, 2018
Classic Cinemas Elmhurst IL March 14, 2018
Queensboro Community College Bayside NY March 14, 2018
Jacob Burns Film Center Pleasantville NY Opens March 14, 2018
Loft Cinema Tucson AZ March 15, 2018
Terrace Theatre Charleston SC March 15-18, 2018
Seattle Jewish Film Festival Mercer Island WA March 16, 2018
Landmark Chez Artiste Denver CO March 16-22, 2018
Green Mountain Film Festival Montpelier VT March 16-24, 2018
Nevada Theatre Nevada City CA March 18, 2018
Manship Theatre Baton Rouge LA March 18, 2018
Maine Jewish Film Festival Portland ME March 18, 2018
Katz JCC Cherry Hill NJ March 20, 2018
Mariemont Theatre Cincinnati OH March 21, 2018
Tampa Bay Jewish Film Festival Tampa FL March 22, 2018
Sebastopol Documentary Film Festival Sebastopol CA March 22-25, 2018
New Jersey Jewish Film Festival West Orange NJ March 23, 2018
Delaware Valley Arts Alliance Narrowburg NY March 24, 2018
Film Scene Iowa City IA March 25, 2018
Pioneer Valley Jewish Film Festival Springfield MA March 25, 2018
Harbor Theater Boothbay Harbor ME March 29-30, 2018
The Ryder Film Series/Indiana University Cinema Bloomington IN March 30, 31, April 6, 7 & 8, 2018
U of Colorado-International Film Series Boulder CO April 3, 2018
The Summerfield Cinema Santa Rosa CA Opens April 6, 2018
Tivoli Theatre Downers Grove IL April 9, 2018
JCC Rockland Jewish Film Festival West Nyack NY April 10, 2018
Redlands Art Association Redlands CA April 11-12, 2018
Kansas City Film Festival Kansas City MO April 11-15, 2018
CineCulture Clovis CA April 13, 2018
Southampton Arts Center Southampton NY April 13, 2018
Darkside Cinema
For Jewish Film Festival
Corvallis OR April 15, 2018
The Center for Arts in Natick Natick MA April 16-18, 2018
Lenore Marwil Jewish Film Festival West Bloomfield MI April 18 & 24, 2018
Sacramento Jewish Film Festival Sacramento CA April 21, 2018
Rivertown Film Society Nyack NY April 25, 2018
The Cary Theater Cary NC April 26-28, 2018
Plaza Cinemas 14 Oxnard CA April 30, 2018
Wilmington Jewish Film Festival Wilmington NC May 1, 2018
JCC of Greater Baltimore Owings Mills MD May 6-14, 2018
Orpheum Theatre Galesburg IL May 10, 2018
Jewish Federation of Harrisburg Harrisburg PA May 10-17, 2018
DeBartolo Performing Arts Center Notre Dame IN May 14, 2018