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APPAC Presents: Bombshell
Hollywood star Hedy Lamarr was known as the world's most beautiful woman – Snow White and Cat Woman were both based on her iconic look. However, her arresting looks and glamorous life stood in the way of her being given the credit she deserved as an ingenious inventor whose pioneering work helped revolutionize modern communication. Mislabeled as “just another pretty face,” Hedy’s true legacy is that of a technological trailblazer. She was an Austrian Jewish emigré who invented a covert communication system to try and help defeat the Nazis, then gave her patent to the Navy, but was ignored and told to sell kisses for war bonds instead. It was only towards the very end of her life that tech pioneers discovered her concept which is now used as the basis for secure WiFi, GPS and Bluetooth. Hedy never publicly talked about her life as an inventor and so her family thought her story died when she did. But in 2016, director Alexandra Dean and producer Adam Haggiag unearthed four never-before-heard audio tapes of Hedy speaking on the record about her incredible life. Combining this newly discovered interview with intimate reflections from her children, closest friends, family and admirers, including Mel Brooks and Robert Osborne, "Bombshell," gives Hedy Lamarr the chance to tell her own story.
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Film
Back to the Future: AVFS at the Drive-In
Film fans, families, and students will gather at The Citrus Fair for three authentic Drive-In experiences, complete with screenings of E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial," "Back to the Future," and "The Wizard of Oz." Enjoy local food and beverages provided by Pick’s Drive in, Falafel Fix, Flour Girl, Fruity Moto, beer from Cloverdale Ale and Bear Republic, and wine from the AVFS cellar.
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History/Science,Film
Bombshell
Hollywood star Hedy Lamarr was known as the world's most beautiful woman – Snow White and Cat Woman were both based on her iconic look. However, her arresting looks and glamorous life stood in the way of her being given the credit she deserved as an ingenious inventor whose pioneering work helped revolutionize modern communication. Mislabeled as “just another pretty face,” Hedy’s true legacy is that of a technological trailblazer. She was an Austrian Jewish emigre who invented a covert communication system to try and help defeat the Nazis, then gave her patent to the Navy, but was ignored and told to sell kisses for war bonds instead. It was only towards the very end of her life that tech pioneers discovered her concept which is now used as the basis for secure WiFi, GPS and Bluetooth. Hedy never publicly talked about her life as an inventor and so her family thought her story died when she did. But in 2016, director Alexandra Dean and producer Adam Haggiag unearthed four never-before-heard audio tapes of Hedy speaking on the record about her incredible life. Combining this newly discovered interview with intimate reflections from her children, closest friends, family and admirers, including Mel Brooks and Robert Osborne, "Bombshell" (executive produced by Susan Sarandon, Michael Kantor and Regina Scully) finally gives Hedy Lamarr the chance to tell her own story.
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Family/Child,Film
Disney's Moana Sing Along
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Film
E.T.: AVFS at the Drive-In
Film fans, families, and students will gather at The Citrus Fair for three authentic Drive-In experiences, complete with screenings of E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial," "Back to the Future," and "The Wizard of Oz." Enjoy local food and beverages provided by Pick’s Drive in, Falafel Fix, Flour Girl, Fruity Moto, beer from Cloverdale Ale and Bear Republic, and wine from the AVFS cellar.
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Film
Floating Horses
A new documentary directed by Denver filmmaker, Justin Koehler about Rodeo's greatest cowboy Casey Tibbs, who transcended the sport to become a household name with his revolutionary talent and flamboyant personality. A nine-time world champion who left home at the age of 13 in 1942 due to his father's disdain of rodeo, Casey brought national attention to rodeo as the original American sport. Akin to riding a wild bronc in competition, his unpredictable journey had its grand victories and cheerless crashes. Get ready to "Let'er Buck!"
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Floating Horses - The Life of Casey Tibbs
A new documentary directed by Denver filmmaker, Justin Koehler about Rodeo's greatest cowboy Casey Tibbs, who transcended the sport to become a household name with his revolutionary talent and flamboyant personality. A nine-time world champion who left home at the age of 13 in 1942 due to his father's disdain of rodeo, Casey brought national attention to rodeo as the original American sport. Akin to riding a wild bronc in competition, his unpredictable journey had its grand victories and cheerless crashes. Get ready to "Let'er Buck!"
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Girls in the Band
They wiggled, they jiggled, they wore low cut gowns and short shorts, they kow-towed to the club owners and smiled at the customers…and they did it all, just to play the music they loved. "The Girls in the Band" tells the poignant, untold stories of female jazz and big band instrumentalists and their fascinating, groundbreaking journeys from the late 20's to the present day. These incredibly talented women endured sexism, racism and diminished opportunities for decades, yet continue today to persevere, inspire and elevate their talents in a field that seldom welcomed them.
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Community Event, Ethnic, Film, Living History
The Ito Sisters: An American Story
The Sacramento River Delta Historical Society will have a free screening of this documentary about California history, followed by a Q&A with director and producer Antonia Grace Glenn and scholar Evelyn Nakano Glenn. "The Ito Sisters" explores the early Japanese American experience in the farming communities of the Sacramento Delta in the early 20th century. The film chronicles one family's experience of becoming American in the face of a series of natural and man-made disasters.
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Film, Green/Environmental, Education, For the Family
Premiere of Made in the Shade Documentary
There are many reasons why we love Sacramento, but our worldwide reputation as the City of Trees easily tops the list. Our urban forest is simply the best in the nation! Join us to explore the history of our beloved tree canopy at the world premiere of Made in the Shade, co-presented by the Sacramento Tree Foundation and SMUD. Directed by Phil D'Asaro and produced by Westy Roamer Files, this film documents the first of its kind partnership that sparked the largest and most successful energy saving shade tree program in the nation.
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