Marjane Satrapi's new historical drama RADIOACTIVE tells the story of Marie Sklodowska Curie, one of the most famous scientists of all time, the first woman to win the Nobel Prize, and the first person to win two. Starring Rosamund Pike (GONE GIRL), the film jumps in time to interweave Curie's discoveries of radium and polonium with the ramifications of those discoveries. It is both an intimate story and a sweeping look at the history of science.
Museum of the Moving Image's Science on Screen series presented a preview screening of RADIOACTIVE on July 18 and 19, and the film will be in wide release on Amazon Prime beginning July 24. Science on Screen curator Sonia Epstein hosted a discussion with Rosamund Pike and Marjane Satrapi (PERSEPOLIS) about the making of the film, the portrayal of Marie Curie, and the contemporary resonances of her story. That conversation is available to watch in full below.