Friday & Saturday, February 23 & 24 at 7PM
Monday and Tuesday, February 26 & 27 at 7PM
Not Rated, 90 Minutes, Biography/ History/ War/ Documentary
Doors will open 30 minutes prior to each showing. Tickets are $8 General and $7 for Seniors & Students.
Starring: Bill Birnes, Mel Brooks, Diane Kruger
Directed by: Alexandra Dean
When Nazi U-Boats torpedo a ship carrying 83 school children during World War II, Hollywood movie star, Hedy Lamarr, decides to exact revenge. At night, after shooting her scenes on set, she works on a secret radio system that will allow the Allies to torpedo Nazi U-Boats with deadly accuracy. Her sketches remain ideas until a chance encounter with an eccentric composer enables her to transform them into useful technology. The secret communication system she creates is groundbreaking and eventually changes the course of history. Hedy Lamarr, the screen siren who was called “the most beautiful woman in the world” and starred alongside Hollywood giants like Spencer Tracy and Clark Gable, invented a wireless form of communication called “frequency hopping” that revolutionized mobile communications for wireless phones, Bluetooth, GPS and WiFi technology itself.
“Director 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.” – The New York Times