$12 | Drama | 1h 43m
Based on true events of the 1920’s, Radium Girls stars Emmy and Golden Globe nominee Joey King (“The Act,”, The Kissing Booth) and Abby Quinn (“I’m Thinking of Ending Thing,” “Landline”) as Bessie and Jo Cavallo. The teen sisters dream of Hollywood and Egyptian pyramids as they paint glow-in-the-dark 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. Bessie befriends two young activists and in a radical coming of age, she investigates a corporate scandal. Bessie and the “Radium Girls” file a lawsuit against American Radium. The notorious case ultimately led to a lasting impact in the area of workplace health and safety as well as the study of radioactivity.
Science on Screen: RADIUM GIRLS
Livestreamed Q&A Monday, November 16 at 8pm EST
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