CANCELED – 2020 SWAN DAY: RADIUM GIRLS
Saturday, March 28, 2020 1:00 pm
Event hosted by: NYWIFT
Event hosted by: SVA BFA Film Department
Due to COVID-19, this event is canceled.
Join NYWIFT, SAG-AFTRA, the School of Visual Arts Film Department, FF2 Media, Women in the Arts & Media Coalition (WAMC), HerFlix, ImageNation Cinema Foundation, 2020 One Woman One Vote Festival, African-American Women in Cinema (AAWIC), and the SVA Theatre for a screening of the new feature Radium Girls in recognition of S.W.A.N. (Support Women Artists Now) Day, an annual event on the last Saturday of March that celebrates women artists.
Starring Emmy and Golden Globe nominee Joey King (The Act, The Kissing Booth) and Abby Quinn (Mad About You reboot, Little Women) as Bessie and Jo Cavallo, Radium Girls follows the teen sisters who dream of Hollywood and Egyptian pyramids as they paint luminous 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. She discovers a corporate cover-up and, in a radical coming of age story, Bessie and the Radium Girls decide to take on American Radium. Based on true events, the national sensation following the case of the Radium Girls ultimately led to significant and lasting impact in the area of workplace health and safety and the study of radioactivity.
There will be a Q&A and reception following the screening. Enjoy complimentary snacks from Bare Snacks!
This event is free. Click here for more information and to register.