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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 radio system to throw Nazi torpedoes off course 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, 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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Playdates

Venue City State Date
IFC Center New York NY NOW PLAYING!
Washington Jewish Film Festival Washington DC December 5, 2017
Boca Raton Jewish Film Festival Boca Raton FL December 12, 2017
Laemmle Playhouse 7 Pasadena CA December 12-21, 2017
Guild Theater Albequerque Albuquerque NM December 15-19, 2017
Cable Car Cinema Providence RI December 15-21, 2017
Normal Theater Normal IL December 28-31, 2017 & January 4-7, 2018
The Music Hall Portsmouth NH December 29 2017 - January 4 2018
Belcourt Theater Nashville TN December 29, 2017 - January 1, 2018
Corazon Cinema & Cafe St. Augustine FL Jan 5-18, 2018
Living Room Theaters Portland OR January 5-11, 2018
Detroit Institute of Arts Detroit MI January 6-7 & 13, 2018
Cinema Arts Centre
with appearance by director Alexandra Dean
Huntington NY January 10, 2018
Miami Jewish Film Festival Miami FL January 1, 2018
Oklahoma City Museum of Art Oklahoma City OK January 12-14, 2018
CCA- Cinematheque
January 12-18, 2018
Santa Fe NM January 12-18, 2018
Tucson JCC Tucson AZ January 16, 2018
Northwest Film Forum Seattle WA January 17-21 2018
Palm Desert 10 Palm Desert CA January 19-25, 2018
Music Box Theatre Chicago IL January 19-25, 2018
Palm Beach Jewish Film Festival Boynton Beach FL Jan 22-February 9, 2018
Atlanta Jewish Film Festival Atlanta GA Date TBD
Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth Fort Worth TX January 26-28, 2018
Desert Space Foundation Henderson NV January 27, 2018
Bennington Center for the Arts Bennington VT February 1, 2018
Putney Next Stage Arts Putney VT February 1, 2018
Main Street Landing Burlington VT February 2, 2018
Vergennes Opera House Vergennes VT February 2, 2018
Wadsworth Atheneum Hartford CT February 2-4 & February 9-10, 2018
Catamount Arts St. Johnsbury VT February 3, 2018
Hopewell Theater Hopewell NJ February 9-13, 2018
Living Room Theaters Boca Raton FL February 9-15, 2018
Highland Center for the Arts Greensboro VT February 10, 2018
Avalon Theater Grand Junction CO February 12, 2018
Shea 14 Scottsdale AR February 13, 2018
Denver Jewish Film Festival Denver CO February 15, 2018
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston Houston TX February 15, 2018
Webster University Film Series Webster Groves MO February 16-18, 2018
San Diego Jewish Film Festival San Diego CA February 18, 2018
Tempe Marketplace Tempe AZ February 19, 2018
Harkins Park West Peoria AZ February 21, 2018
Landmark Ken Cinema San Diego CA March 2-8, 2018
Landmark E Street Theater Washington DC March 2-8, 2018
Kendall Square Boston MA March 2-8, 2018
Lagoon Minneapolis MN March 2-8, 2018
Naples Jewish Film Festival Naples FL March 4, 2018
East Bay International Jewish Film Festival Oakland CA March 4, 2018
Boulder Jewish Film Festival Boulder CO March 8-18, 2018
Clay Theatre San Francisco CA Open March 9, 2018
Ritz at the Bourse Philadelphia PA March 9-15, 2018
Maine Jewish Film Festival Brunswick ME March 11, 2018
Maine Jewish Film Festival Waterville ME March 11, 2018
Maine Jewish Film Festival Portland ME March 13, 2018
Indiana University Cinema Bloomington IN March 27, 2018