This film rediscovers Hollywood wild-child, Hedy Lamarr, not only as an actress but as the brilliant mind who coinvented 1940s wireless technology.

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COMPLETED

Filmmakers: Alexandra Dean
Year: 2017
Runtime: 90 mins
Format: HD
Country: USA


STORY

Fleeing to America after escaping her Nazi sympathiser husband, Hedy Lamarr then conquered Hollywood. Executive produced by Susan Sarandon and narrated by Diane Kruger, this is the ultimate portrait of Hollywood wild-child, Hedy Lemarr. Known as 'the most beautiful woman in the world', she was infamous for her marriages and affairs with everyone from Spencer Tracy to JFK. This film rediscovers her, not only as an actress, but as the brilliant mind who coinvented 1940's wireless technology.


PRESS

"A thoroughly engaging, eye-opening showbiz doc." - The Hollywood Reporter

"Does an amazing job of telling her story in her own words" - ELLE

"Irresistible" - The Wrap

"This doc on one truly bizarre and wild life should be a priority" - Metro


FILMMAKER - Alexandra Dean

Alexandra Dean is an Emmy award-winning Producer and Director. She spent five years producing and directing award-winning programming at PBS before Bloomberg! recruited her to make specials, documentaries and a series on innovators in science and technology. She directed the channel’s most watched documentary of all time: “The Player.” She’s interviewed James Cameron on his quest to invent the perfect camera, Virgin CEO Richard Branson and his dreams for space exploration, Sebastian Thrun on the creation of the world’s first self-driving car. She’s created programmed on dozens of innovators and inventors, but her favorite is Hedy Lamarr.


CREDITS

Director: Alexandra Dean

Executive Producer: Susan Sarandon, Michael Kantor

Producer: Adam Haggiag, Alexandra Dean, Katherine Drew

Co-Producers: David Koh and Dan Braun



FESTIVALS

Tribeca Film Festival 2017

Jerusalem Film Festival 2017