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Film Festival: Bombshell
January 16 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Tuesday, January 16, 5:00pm
BOMBSHELL: THE HEDY LAMARR STORY
USA, 2017, 90 min., English
A ravishingly beautiful actress of the 1930s and 40s, Hedy Lamarr was an Austrian Jewish emigre whose scandalous nude scene in the 1933 film Ecstasy led to a glittering Hollywood life. Behind the scenes, this glamour icon’s ground-breaking, but completely uncredited inventions, are the basis of cell phone and Bluetooth technology. Dealing with repercussions of both sides, her later years become reclusive, impoverished and almost forgotten.
A PAGEANT FOR SURVIVORS
Israel, 2017, 4 min., English/Hebrew w/ subtitles
Each year, Haifa, Israel, plays host to a beauty pageant. But the contestants aren’t what you’d expect. Each one is a Holocaust survivor. And last year’s winner—84 year-old Rita Berkowitz—is set to pass her crown on to the new queen. For her, the pageant is a way for survivors from all over Israel to come together and celebrate being alive.
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