Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story

NAME OF FILM: BOMBSHELL: THE HEDY LAMARR STORY

DIRECTOR(S): Alexandra Dean

STARRING: Hedy Lamarr

GENRE: Documentary Film

SYNOPSIS: A Jewish immigrant who escaped a marriage to a munitions tycoon with ties to Mussolini and Hitler, Lamarr was so eager to join the war effort she helped invent a wireless form of communication designed to aid allies during WWII. Although Lamarr’s contributions were dismissed, and she was never compensated, her concepts eventually became the basis for Wifi, GPS, and Bluetooth technology. Using interviews from her children, friends, colleagues, and newly discovered audio tapes of Lamarr herself, this marvelous—and often infuriating documentary— unveils a complex woman of undeniable intelligence and chutzpah who finally gets her due.

A BEAUTIFUL DAY IN THE NEIGHBOURHOOD directed by Marielle Heller

Nominees Announced for AARP 19th Movies for Grownups Awards

The nominees announced for 19th Movies for Grownups Awards, with A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood, Bombshell, Little Women, Marriage Story, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, The Farewell, The Irishman, and The Two Popes contending for Best Picture/Best Movie.

I AM NOT A WITCH

2018 Athena Film Festival Announces Lineup, I AM NOT A WITCH, LADY BIRD and More…

The Athena Film Festival (AFF) continues to showcase films about strong and courageous women leaders with its 2018 lineup of narrative, documentary, and short films.   Among the feature films included in this year’s lineup are THE BREADWINNER, directed by Nora Twomey and executive produced by Angelina Jolie; the New York premiere of I AM NOT A WITCH, from first-time writer and director Rungano Nyoni