A story of activism and sacrifice about a Pittsburgh mother of six who helped save us from the brink of nuclear disaster.
In 1980, Molly Rush, a Pittsburgh housewife and mother of six, walked into a G.E. plant in King of Prussia, PA and took a hammer to the nosecone of a nuclear warhead in protest of the buildup of our nuclear arsenal. She and her fellow activists, The Plowshares 8, including Daniel and Philip Berrigan, went to trial to sound the alarm and the world was pulled back from the brink of nuclear annihilation for the time being. Molly’s Hammer is the fictionalized story of these events, inspired by the book Hammer of Justice by Liane Ellison Norman. Told with humor and love through the competing narratives of Molly and her working class husband Bill, Molly's Hammer shines a light on how the choice of ordinary people to take action is what is needed to save our world.