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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.

  • Year
    2018
  • Runtime
    103 minutes
  • Language
    English
  • Country
    United States
  • Premiere
    Tribeca Film Festival
  • Rating
    Not Rated
  • Director
    Lydia Dean Pilcher, Ginny Mohler
  • Screenwriter
    Ginny Mohler, Brittany Shaw
  • Producer
    Lydia Dean Pilcher, Emily McEvoy
  • Executive Producer
    Lily Tomlin, Harriet Newman Leve, Jane Wagner, Jayne Baron Sherman, Willette Klausner
  • Co-Producer
    Samudrika Arora, Stina Hamlin
  • Cast
    Joey King, Abby Quinn, Colby Minifie, Cara Seymour, Susan Heyward, Scott Shepherd, Veanne Cox, Joe Grifasi, Neal Huff, Collin Kelly-Sordelet
  • Cinematographer
    Mathieu Plainfossé
  • Editor
    Giacomo Ambrosini
  • Production Design
    Emmeline E. Wilks-Dupoise
  • Composer
    Lillie Rebecca McDonough