NYWIFT Industry Screening: ‘Radium Girls’ + Q&A with Co-Directors Lydia Dean Pilcher, Ginny Mohler, and producer Emily McEvoy

Join us on December 1st at 4pm ET for a screening and conversation with the creative team behind Radium Girls.

Based on true events, teenage sisters Bessie and Jo paint glow-in-the- dark watch dials at the American Radium Factory in 1920s New Jersey. When girls at the factory mysteriously begin to fall ill, Bessie uncovers a corporate scandal and fights back in a radical coming-of-age story.

Rent the film: starting Friday, November 27th throughout the weekend by registering here.

Then join us on Tuesday, December 1st at 4 PM EST on Zoom for a conversation with Co-Directors Lydia Dean Pilcher, Ginny Mohler, and producer Emily McEvoy

Moderated by Co-Founder and Head of Programming at In Creative Company Mara Webster.

Watch the film: Any time between Friday, November 27th through Monday, November 30
Cost: $12
Join the Q&A: Tuesday, December 1st at 4PM ET




Lydia Dean Pilcher is an American film and television director and producer, and founder of Cine Mosaic, a New York based independent production company with extensive international experience. Pilcher began her career directing documentaries and in 2018 she co-directed Radium Girls, starring Joey King and Abby Quinn and executive produced by Lily Tomlin & Jane Wagner. Radium Girls is currently in a Theatrical & Virtual on-line Cinema release (RadiumGirlsMovie.com). Recently she directed the featur, A Call to Spy, a female-driven World War II spy thriller based on the true stories of Noor Inayat Khan, Vera Atkins, and Virgina Hall, currently in release with IFC Films. (A Call to Spy was a recipient of the NYWIFT Ravenal Foundation Feature Film Grant.) As a two-time Emmy Award winner and Oscar nominated producer of over 40 feature films, she has worked with auteur directors including Gina Prince-Bythewood, Wes Anderson, Katja von Garnier, Barry Levinson, Ritesh Batra, Kathryn Bigelow, George Wolfe, and 12 films in a longstanding collaboration with internationally acclaimed director Mira Nair. Their most recent work includes the feature Queen of Katwe for Disney and the six hour mini-series for BBC/Netflix A Suitable Boy set in India, based on the novel by Vikram Seth.

Ginny Mohler is a Brooklyn-based writer, director and researcher. Her background as an archival researcher for documentary television laid the groundwork for her passion for hidden history. Her work centers on the untold stories of women who speak truth to power. She has been an artist in residence at the Virginia Center for Creative Arts, VCCA Moulin à Nef in France, and the Studios at Mass MOCA (2021). She is a graduate of NYU Tisch School of the Arts.

Emily McEvoy is a New York-based producer. She produced the film Materna (Tribeca ’20), starring Kate Lyn Sheil and Rory Culkin and directed by David Gutnik, which was awarded two prizes by the Tribeca Jury. Emily produced the short film Cheer Up Baby (Sundance ’18) directed by Adinah Dancyger and starring Bobbi Menuez (I Love Dick, Euphoria), Radium Girls (Tribeca ’18), and co-produced Chloë Sevigny’s White Echo. She is currently finishing the debut film by director Betsey Brown, Actors, starring her brother Peter Vack (Mozart in the Jungle, Love Life). Other credits include Cutie and the Boxer, The Lunchbox, and Queen of Katwe while working as Creative Executive at independent production company Cine Mosaic. She is from Ann Arbor, where she also attended college at the University of Michigan.

Mara Webster (moderator) is a programmer, producer, content curator, moderator and interviewer.  She is the Co-Founder and Head of Programming for In Creative Company, a year round digital talk series focusing on in depth craft driven discussions around the creative process across film, television, theater and the arts. Prior to this her most recent role was programming, producing and moderating screenings and talks at SAG-AFTRA Foundation both in person and online.  She has also moderated numerous panels for other companies including Netflix, AppleTV+, HBO, IFC Films, BAFTA and numerous film festival Q&A’s. In her time as Director of Panels & Special Events and an Associate Programmer at Tribeca Film Festival she grew the talks program creating new strands of programming in film, tv, theater, VR and music and produced the inaugural TIME’S UP conference. At Tribeca she was involved in programming feature films and tv where she helped to launch television into both the festivals main slate and contributed to the creation of the Tribeca TV Festival. She has worked in key roles with numerous events including Vulture Festival, Abu Dhabi Film Festival, Hamptons International Film Festival, Nantucket Film Festival and Sundance. She currently consults as an Associate Programmer in Features & Episodic for Sundance and for The New York Times events team. Born and raised in England by a Texan and a Scot, she now calls New York home!

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December 1 @ 4:00pm
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NYWIFT programs, screenings and events are supported, in part, by grants from New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, and New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Kathy Hochul and the New York State Legislature.