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Film presentation “BOMBSHELL: The Hedy Lamarr Story”
September 22, 2019 , 1:00 am
On Saturday, September 21, at 9:00 PM (immediately following the 8:00 PM Selichot service) Neve Shalom will be showing a new documentary: Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story.
The film follows the life of Hedy Lamarr from her youth as the daughter of Austrian Jews through her rise to fame, the Nazi onslaught, her departure for the United States, many marriages, her acting career, her landmark invention, decline, and finally her death. It delves into Lamarr’s relationships with directors, producers and her family.
Lamarr’s intellectual contributions were denied their due even when she offered them in the service of her new home during World War II. Only after years of career and personal decline would she learn that her staggering aptitude created brilliant engineering concepts that revolutionized telecommunications, which forced the world to realize the hidden abilities of a woman it had so unfairly underestimated.
The film is in English. It runs 88 minutes and contains brief scenes of nudity. There is no admission fee and refreshments will be served.
We encourage everyone to join us for the short Selichot service at 8:00 PM, refreshments and the film starting at 9:00 PM. A discussion afterwards will help us focus our thoughts for the coming holy days and setting our own priorities for the new Jewish year. For more information about this program contact Hazzan Levin: Hazzan@NeveShalom.net.