Sechelt, Saturday November 10, 2018, 2:00 pm
Gibsons, Monday November 12, 2018, 7:30 pm
USA 2017, 88 min., documentary/biography
Director: Alexandra Dean
Most people remember Hedy Lamarr as the spectacularly beautiful, exotic seductress of 1940s Hollywood films. But she had an additional asset: she was brilliant. During WWII she co-invented a radio communication technique that would eventually play a role in future Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, and cellphone technologies.
Presented in this award-winning documentary through recently discovered recordings, Lamarr comes across as a determined feminist who did nothing by halves, whether it was escaping Nazi repression or tasking Howard Hughes’ engineers.