Shotgun Cinema New Orleans, LA


Flor Serna

Executive Director of Electric Girls

Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story— She's electric! Celebrating women and girls in STEM

Flor Serna, co-founder and Executive Director of Electric Girls discusses the importance of encouraging young girls to pursue their STEM interests and education. Electric Girls, which started with a handful of girls whom Flor taught to wire circuits and operate power tools, has grown into a wide-reaching organization to empower girls through STEM in the greater New Orleans area.

Shotgun Cinema New Orleans, LA

Film Synopsis

This documentary reveals the Hedy Lamarr hidden behind the famously beautiful Hollywood star's glamorous image: a technological trailblazer whose inventions form the basis of modern WiFi, GPS, and Bluetooth systems.

Startlet. Screen Siren. The Most Beautiful Woman in the World. All phrases used to describe 1940’s Hollywood actress Hedy Lamarr. Alexandra Dean’s illuminating documentary adds Inventor to the list. Known for her matchless beauty and electric screen persona, Lamarr’s legion of fans never knew she possessed such a beautiful mind. An Austrian Jewish émigré who acted by day and drew mechanical and electronic inventions by night, Lamarr came up with a “secret communication system” to help the Allies to beat the Nazis. Weaving in Lamarr’s own voice from archival recordings, Dean reveals how Lamarr gave her patent to the Navy, received no credit for her contributions, and wound up impoverished in her latter years. Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story is a film for lovers of history, Hollywood, and science. 
-Tribeca Film Festival