Radium Girls (2018)

Director: Ginny Mohler, Lydia Dean Pilcher Run Time: 102 min. Rating: NR

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“An important story that feels timelier than ever”

– Frank Scheck, The Hollywood Reporter

About the film:

Official Selection of Tribeca Film Festival.

Based on the true story of the women who suffered and struggled for workers’ rights and safety, fighting for justice even as they were dying.

In the 1920s, a group of factory workers advocate for safe work conditions after some of their colleagues become ill from radium exposure.

About the filmmakers:

Debut feature for co-directors Ginny Mohler, who also co-wrote the screenplay, and award-winning filmmaker Lydia Dean Pilcher, who has produced over 40 films, notably the Academy Award-nominated Cutie and the Boxer, HBO’s The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, and Queen of Katwe, which was included in the 2020 From Book to Film From Home series.

Continuing to amplify the voices of heroic women, Pilcher’s solo directorial debut A Call to Spy (2020) tells the story of the female spies who undermined the Nazi regime in France. The film premiered at Edinburgh 2019 and was awarded Best Female Directed Feature by the Alliance of Women Film Journalists.

Virtually all of the Radium Girls creative team, which includes scriptwriter Brittany Shaw and executive producers Lily Tomlin and Jane Wagner, were women.

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MAJOR SUPPORT
Ohio Arts Council
Greater Columbus Arts Council
The Columbus Foundation
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