On Friday, March 22, the public is invited to enjoy another installment of the Sippican Historical Society’s popular program, Classic Film Friday. Now co-sponsoring the film series is the Marion Council on Aging. One Friday each month, the organizations present a classic movie and offer a discussion on its historical context or significance. This month’s selection, in honor of National Women’s History Month, is the 1943 film, Madame Curie.
Celebrate the brilliant and ground-breaking Marie Curie with the presentation of this Academy Award-nominated film, starring Greer Garson and Walter Pidgeon. Madame Curie was the first woman to win a Nobel Prize, having received (along with Pierre Curie and Henri Becquerel) the 1903 Physics Prize for the discovery of radioactivity. She also won the Chemistry Prize in 1911, for the isolation of pure radium, making her the only person to win a Nobel Prize in multiple sciences.
Classic Film Friday presentations are held at the Marion Music Hall (164 Front Street) and are offered free of charge to the public. Films begin at 7:00 pm, and refreshments are available. For more information, contact the SHS at (508)748-1116.