Photo caption: Ruth Bader Ginsburg in RBG
Scheduled to start Friday, May 25
Directed by Betsy West and Judy Cohen | In English
With Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Jane and James Ginsburg, Clara Spera, Gloria Steinem, Nina Totenberg, and Lilly Ledbetter
98 min | Documentary | 2018
About the Film
At the age of 85, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has developed a breathtaking legal legacy while becoming an unexpected pop culture icon. But without a definitive Ginsburg biography, the unique personal journey of this diminutive, quiet warrior’s rise to the nation’s highest court has been largely unknown, even to some of her biggest fans—until now. RBG is a revelatory documentary exploring Ginsburg ‘s exceptional life and career from Betsy West and Julie Cohen, and co-produced by Storyville Films and CNN Films.
There are so many moments to love in RBG, but perhaps more than the throngs of cheering college students with RBG tattoos, the best part is the story she really wants told: that she stands on the shoulders of legal giants, that she converted doubters into allies when everyone else was out marching on the streets, and that the law itself can change minds, and times, and realities, without the requirement of celebrity, fanfare, or fame. The fact that—as she often says—at 85, suddenly everyone wants to take a picture with her is a happy reward, but it was never, ever the point.
—Dahlia Lithwick, Slate