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Film Club: Bombshell

December 2, 2021 @ 6:00pm 7:00pm

Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story

In conjunction with our special exhibition, The Woman Who Broke Boundaries: Photographer Lee Miller, we will be hosting a series of film conversations focusing on movies that highlight women who break traditional boundaries.

It works like this: We assign a movie that is available at a low cost or free on one or more digital platforms; we provide you with some questions to get you thinking as you watch the film; we all watch the film on our own; and then we meet virtually for a Zoom conversation facilitated by a Dalí Museum staff member.

The fifth film in this series will be Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story, and the conversation will be curated by our Director of Community Programming Dr. Kimberly Macuare. You can find the film on the following platforms: WEDU Passport (free for members) or as a low-cost ($2.99-$3.99) rental through Google Play, Vudu, Amazon Prime, Apple TV, and YouTube.

This event is free to all. Registration is required. Only one registration is required per email/device that you will be tuning in from.


To prepare for the discussion, please refer to the following thought starters:

  1. Did you learn anything from this film?
  2. Was anything surprising?
  3. Describe a moment that you found particularly noteworthy in the film. What was it about the scene that provoked a reaction?
  4. If you could talk to Hedy Lamarr, what is the one question that you would ask her? Why?
  5. Complete the following sentence: Alexandra Dean, in her documentary Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story, reveals that Hedy was _________________________.
  6. How did any of the formal elements—music, color, chronology, editing—impact the film as a whole?
  7. What did you like best? Least? Why?
  8. What would be your top 3 reasons why someone should see this film?
  9. How does Hedy fit our film series’ overall theme of boundary-breaking women?
  10. Were you left with any questions or things that you didn’t understand?