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Movie: Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story

April 10, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Known for her iconic look, wild-child antics, and scandalous private life, Hedy Lamarr was revered as “the most beautiful woman in the world” in 1940s tabloids.  Yet, few know her true story; an undiscovered genius, she pioneered a secret communication system intended to guide US torpedoes during WWII, which became the basis for contemporary technologies like GPS, Bluetooth, and WiFi.  Though she would attempt to patent the idea, the US Navy thought she was better suited to selling war bonds and entertaining troops instead.

Sadly, the name Hedy Lamarr would later only be known for the inventor’s infamous six marriages, affairs, drug use, and obsession with plastic surgery. Throughout her life, Lamarr’s face proved to be a blessing and a curse, opening one door, but halting the possibility of opening another.

Produced by Susan Sarandon, the film is a trailblazing tribute to women whose contributions have gone unrecognized and an inspiration for future generations of female inventors to come.

Cert PG   1 hr 30 min  Biography / Biography / History

$10.00  Adult, $8.00  Youth, aged under 18 years, $9.00, with Film Buff card. All prices include HST.

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Date:
April 10, 2018
Time:
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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King’s Theatre
209 St. George Street
Annapolis Royal, Nova Scotia B0S 1A0 Canada
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