Austrian-born Hedy Lamarr (nee Hedwig Kiesler) was a famous actress and glamour icon of the 1930s and 1940s. She was also a technological telecommunications trailblazer who perfected a secure radio guidance system for Allied torpedoes during the Second World War. Weaving together interviews and never-before-heard audio, Bombshelltells the story of an unusual and accomplished woman from her beginnings as an Austrian Jewish emigre. After escaping a loveless marriage on the eve of the Holocaust and subequent controversial, glittering Hollywood life, Lamarr goes on to accomplish ground-breaking, albeit uncredited, inventions, living out her final days in seclusion (88 minutes, English, 2017). Featuring comments on the film from Dr. Carson Phillips, Managing Director of the Neuberger, who will offer some insights into why Hedy Lamarr’s contributions are remarkable to this day.
Please note: this theatre does not have accessible washrooms.