WEEK IN WOMEN: Pike Plays Curie in biopic RADIOACTIVE on Amazon – Brandy McDonnell reports

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Rosamund Pike stars as Madame Marie Curie in Radioactive, Marjan Satrapi’s dramatic bio pic that chronicles the life and achievements of the Polish-French physicist and chemist who discovered radium and polonium, became the first woman to win the Nobel Prize and became the first and only person to win the acclaimed honor twice. The highly anticipated film is releasing on Amazon Prime.

In late 19th-century Paris, Marie meets fellow scientist Pierre Curie (Sam Riley, “Control”). The pair went on to marry, raised two daughters and changed the face of science forever by their discovery of radioactivity. In 1903, the pair jointly won the Nobel Prize in physics for their discovery, making Marie the first woman to win the esteemed prize.

After the death of her beloved Pierre, Marie’s commitment to science remained unwavering and her work went on to win her second Nobel Prize, taking with it the responsibility for discoveries that changed the world.

Radioactive delves into the legacy of an extraordinary life, the transformative effects and ensuing fallout of the Curie’s work and an exploration of how this impacted the defining moments of the 20th century. Continue reading on THE WEEK IN WOMEN

EDITOR’S NOTE: Radioactive is AWFJ’s Movie of the Week for July 31, 2020

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Brandy McDonnell

Brandy McDonnell writes features and reviews movies, music, events and the arts for The Oklahoman, Oklahoma's statewide newspaper, and NewsOK.com, the state's largest news Web site. Raised on a farm near Lindsay, Okla., she started her journalism career in seventh grade, when she was elected reporter for her school's 4-H Club. Taking her duties seriously, she began submitting stories to The Lindsay News, and worked for the local weekly through high school. She attended Oklahoma State University, where she worked for The Daily O'Collegian and earned her journalism degree with honors. She worked for three years at small Oklahoma dailies The Edmond Sun and Shawnee News-Star. In 2002, she joined The Oklahoman as a features reporter, writing about movies, the arts, events, families and nonprofits. She moved to The Oklahoman's entertainment desk in 2007. In 2004, she won a prestigious Journalism Fellowship in Child & Family Policy from the University of Maryland's Philip Merrill College of Journalism. Along with her membership in AWFJ, she also is a founding member of the Oklahoma Film Critics Circle. Brandy writes The Week In Women blog for AWFJ.org.