Actress Susan Sarandon will receive the honorary Maverick Award at this year’s 2017 Woodstock Film Festival.
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.
The Big Sick, written by Emily V. Gordon and Kumail Nanjiani and based on their real-life, cross-cultural relationship, and directed by Michael Showalter, was awarded Audience Award for Best Narrative Feature at the 22nd annual Nantucket Film Festival.
Star Studded Galas Featuring Sean “Diddy” Combs, 45th Anniversary of THE GODFATHER and More Added to Tribeca Film Festival
The 2017 Tribeca Film Festival continues to rollout an impressive lineup, today revealing the star studded Closing Night, Galas, Special Screenings, as well as the titles premiering in the Tribeca/ESPN Sports Film Festival program.