Anti-Bombshell Inventor

Posted: March 12, 2018 in Uncategorized

I’ll be at this free movie Tuesday night, if anyone should care to join me.



Tuesday at 7 PM – 9 PM
Salt Lake City Public Library
210 E 400 S, Salt Lake City, Utah 84111

This March, Utah Film Center’s curated film exhibition features stories of diverse women across the globe. Our program includes profiles of innovators, singers, and civil rights champions and also showcases remarkable stories in the everyday lives of women.

Join us for our FREE screening of Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story, presented in partnership with Natural History Museum of Utah and Salt Lake City Public Library.

Directed by Alexandra Dean
89 min | 2017 | USA | Not Rated

*Post-film discussion with Stacy Bamberg, Department of Bioengineering, The University of Utah.

Hollywood star Hedy Lamarr was known as the world’s most beautiful woman – both Snow White and Cat Woman were based on her iconic look. However, her arresting looks and glamorous life obstructed the recognition she deserved as an ingenious inventor whose work helped to revolutionize modern communication. At the beginning of World War II, Lamarr and composer George Antheil developed a radio guidance system for Allied torpedoes, which used spread spectrum and frequency hopping technology to defeat the threat of jamming by the Axis powers. Although the US Navy did not adopt the technology until the 1960s, the principles of their work are arguably incorporated into Bluetooth technology, and are similar to methods used in legacy versions of CDMA and Wi-Fi. This work led to their induction into the National Inventors Hall of Fame in 2014.

Winner: Best of Fest–2017 Nantucket Film Festival; Official Selection: 2017 Tribeca Film Festival

Watch the trailer: utahfilmcenter.org/event/bombshell-hedy-lamarr-story

Film is free and open to the public. No tickets needed.

View our complete schedule of upcoming FREE film screenings at http://www.utahfilmcenter.org.

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