Film club “Hedy Lamarr: From Extase to Wifi”

Film club “Hedy Lamarr: From Extase to Wifi” | 26/03/2022 | 3:00 pm-5:30 pm

Film club "Hedy Lamarr: From Extase to Wifi"

The library is pleased partner with the Université d’Angers for the Mois du Genre with the showing of “Hedy Lamarr: From Extase to Wifi” a film about the true story of Hollywood glamour queen Hedy Lamarr, the uncredited inventor of technology that would lead to the cell phone and Bluetooth. The film follows the life story of Lamarr from her youth as the daughter of assimilated Austrian Jews through her rise to fame, the Nazi onslaught, her departure for the United States, six marriages, her acting career, her landmark invention, decline, and finally her death at the age of 85 in the year 2000. Watch the trailer here.

Screening begins at 3 o’clock sharp with an introduction and followed by a discussion in English by Taina TUHKUNEN, professor of American literature and film at the Université d’Angers. See

for more info on Taina.

This activity is free and open to the public. If possible, please reserve by signing up at the front desk. The film club presents a film in English once a month on a Saturday afternoon.

Location: English-language Library in Angers