Actress Hedy Lamarr built a career in Hollywood after immigrating from Europe, and her lasting contributions film include memorable roles in ECSTASY, ALGIERS and SAMSON AND DELILAH. Less known are Lamarr’s contributions to science through technological innovation.
Filmmaker Alexandra Dean tells Lamarr’s story in the new film BOMBSHELL. It screens at 7 p.m. Friday at Studio Movie Grill – Northwest Highway in Dallas as part of VideoFest’s DocuFest.
The second film is BADASS BEAUTY QUEEN, the story of Miss World contestant Anastasia Lin using her beauty and brass to stand up against oppression internationally all while her family and livelihood come under threat. Full of glitz, glamour, and dramatic behind-the-scenes access, the documentary follows Lin as she gets on the front page of The New York Times, featured in Der Spiegel, Cosmopolitan, meets with the Dalai Lama, speaks at the U.N. and more.
It screens at 9:15 p.m.