Past Event28 Jul


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The Civic


US Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has developed a breathtaking legal legacy while becoming an unexpected pop culture icon. RBG is a revelatory documentary exploring her exceptional life and career.

‘Witch’, ‘Anti-American’, ‘The Notorious RBG’: US Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has been called it all. Before she became an internet sensation, Ginsburg was laying the foundation for a fairer and more just America by fighting against gender discrimination and blazing a highway of progress one step at a time. Following her graduation from Columbia Law School, the Women’s Liberation movement of the 1970s allowed the reserved yet powerful Ginsburg to utilise her legal prowess to push the revolution forward with the American Civil Liberties Union. 

Working on sex discrimination cases for both men and women, her professional life was focused on providing equal protection under the law and elevating women from second-class citizenship. “It was like teaching kindergarten,” Ginsburg muses, recalling her experience trying to open the eyes of male lawmakers to the glaring inequalities faced by women and minorities. 

"In contrast to the hard, heartless image her dissenters would like you to believe, Betsy West and Julie Cohen’s documentary presents a full picture of Ginsburg, introducing us to a pioneering women’s rights activist, grandmother and fighter" — Kailey Carruthers

“A story as necessary as ever, as America continues to slip backward, even as Ginsburg continues to push forward.” — Kate Erbland, Indiewire

RBG (2018) Trailer

Ticket Pricing

Sat 28 Jul, 11am

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Early Bird Full (purchased before 19 July)
Full (purchased from 19 July)
Film Society/Film Industry Guilds/Nurses*
Community Services Card*
Students *
Senior (60+)
Children (15 and under)

Ten-Trip Pass

The Ten-Trip Pass consists of a unique barcode that can be used to purchase tickets to any screening, subject to seat availability (passes are not tickets and do not guarantee admission), and excluding 3D films, Special Events and Live Cinema performances.  Passes can be purchased and redeemed for tickets in advance online, via the phone or the Aotea or Civic Box Offices.  Passes can also be redeemed on the day at all venues, subject to seat availability.

After purchasing your pass online, you will need to download your Print-at-Home ticket and use the unique barcode number to redeem your pass for tickets to individual sessions.  (The barcode is issued immediately when purchased at the Box Office or via phone).  Once all ten tickets have been redeemed, the barcode will expire.


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Concession Discounts

Students, Film Society members, Industry Guild members and Community Service Card holders are entitled to purchase one ticket per session at the discount rate. Student/Membership /CSC ID is required – please ensure you bring it with you to the venue to present to staff on request; failure to do so will result in the full price being charged for attendance. Film Society “Three Film Sampler” holders are not entitled to the concession discount.

Please note: We are unable to accept any vouchers unless marked NZIFF 2017.