About the Film
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.
Radium Girls marks the feature directorial debuts of Emmy-winning and Academy-Award nominated producer Lydia Dean Pilcher and filmmaker Ginny Mohler, who co-wrote the award-winning original screenplay for Radium Girls with Brittany Shaw. Pilcher produced the film along with Emily McEvoy. “Grace and Frankie’s” Lily Tomlin, Jane Wagner, Harriet Newman Leve, Jayne Baron Sherman and Willette Klausner are Executive Producers.
The film made its world premiere at the 2018 Tribeca Film Festival and is the recipient of the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Feature Film Award. Recorded Q&A with Directors Lydia Dean Pilcher and Ginny Mohler from Thursday, November 5th available here.