Screened way back at the 2018 Tribeca Film Festival, directors Lydia Dean Pilcher and Ginny Mohler have finally seen their period drama Radium Girls released.
Starring Joey King, Abby Quinn, and Susan Heyward, the film has so far scored a 73% Rotten Tomatoes rating in telling the true story of two sisters taking on American Radium after one of them becomes sick.
You can check out the trailer and an official synopsis below.
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.