CineCulture will present “Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story” (2017) at 5:30 p.m. Friday, April 13, in the Peters Education Center Auditorium at the Student Recreation Center (5010 N. Woodrow Ave.). The post-screening discussion will be led by Richard Rhodes, author of “Hedy’s Folly,” the book on which the film is based.

Following the life of the beautiful Hedy Lamarr for which the film takes its name, “Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story” is a documentary film about the actress and inventor of the 1930s and ‘40s who laid the basis for cell phone and Bluetooth technology.

This icon was not only the inspiration for Snow White and Catwoman, but became a technological trailblazer who perfected a radio system used during WWII, though her inventions were uncredited.

A combination of interviews and clips featuring Lamarr speaking on her life, “Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story” reveals the unexpected story of a woman seen as too beautiful to be intelligent, but who became an influential figure and role model to this day.

This presentation is sponsored by the Jewish Studies Program and the Jewish Studies Association. “Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story” is 88 minutes long (trailer).

All CineCulture films screened on campus are free and open to the public. Parking is free after 4 p.m. on Fridays. INFO: Dr. Mary Husain at