Continuing our desire to highlight upcoming independent and foreign films we think you should be aware of, we take a look at the new documentary about one of the greatest women living today. If you don’t love Ruth Bader Ginsburg, you probably don’t know Ruth Bader Ginsburg very well.
In the FilmJerk household, Ruth Bader Ginsburg is more than just an icon. She is a goddess of goodness. The second woman to serve on the United States Supreme Court, Mrs. Ginsburg spent a considerable part of her pre-court legal career as an advocate for the advancement of gender equality and women’s rights, winning multiple victories arguing before the Supreme Court. She advocated as a volunteer lawyer for the American Civil Liberties Union and was a member of its board of directors and one of its general counsels during the 1970s. Vice President Al Gore specifically asked Mrs. Ginsburg to administer his second oath of office in 1997, and she was the first Supreme Court justice to officiate a same sex-wedding. Mrs. Ginsburg’s fiery dissents on cases has earned her the adulation of millions and the rapper-like nickname “RBG.” Kate McKinnon does a killer homage to RBG on SNL, and Oscar-nominee Felicity Jones will play RBG in an upcoming film about her career struggles to fight for equal rights. There has never been a woman embraced by pop culture quite like Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
Tagline: At the age of 84, 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.
Magnolia Pictures will release RBG in select theaters May 4, 2018.