RADIUM GIRLS – Review by Martha K Baker

Radium Girls, the story of young women who painted watch faces with glowing radium-infused paint, fits with Marjane Satrapi’s Radioactive, a sterling effort about Marie Curie. These stories must be told even today because a Geiger counter, waved over the grave of a radium girl, clicks for 1,000 years.

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RADIUM GIRLS – Review by Susan Granger

Based on true events during the late 1920s, this docudrama focuses on two teenage Cavallo sisters employed at the American Radium Factory in Orange, New Jersey, painting numbers on the popular, glow-in-the-dark watch faces, earning one-penny each. The superb production design reflects prodigious research, reflecting the period through archival newsreel footage and period costumes.

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RADIUM GIRLS – Review by Leslie Combemale

“If you place a Geiger Counter over the grave of a Radium girl, it will click for a thousand years.” This written quote is part of the film Radium Girls, the shocking, fascinating, and well-executed new feature, co-directed by Lydia Dean Pilcher and Ginny Mohler, based on a true story no doubt very few people had heard of, just as I hadn’t.

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