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