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Based on true events, Radium Girls follows teen sisters, Bessie and Jo Cavallo, who dream of Hollywood and Egyptian pyramids as they paint luminous watch dials at the American Radium factory in New Jersey. When Jo loses a tooth, Bessie’s world is turned upside down as a mystery slowly unravels.
She discovers a corporate cover-up and, in a radical coming of age story, Bessie and the Radium Girls decide to take on American Radium. Based on historical events, the national sensation following the notorious case of the Radium Girls in 1928 ultimately led to significant and lasting impact in the area of workplace health and safety and the study of radioactivity.
Directors: Lydia Dean Pilcher, Ginny Mohler
Writers: Ginny Mohler, Brittany Shaw
Stars: Joey King, Abby Quinn, Cara Seymour
Science on Screen Virtual Panel Discussion: Monday, November 16 at 8pm
Livestreamed via YouTube
Moderated by Beth Gilligan, Coolidge Corner Theatre
Dr. Richard Clapp, environmental epidemiologist
Lydia Dean Pilcher, filmmaker, Radium Girls
Ginny Mohler, co-writer and filmmaker, Radium Girls
Science on Screen® is an initiative of the Coolidge Corner Theatre. With major support from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.
“Radium Girls takes place during the Jazz Age but it holds powerful, far-reaching relevance for today.”