1hr 37mins
Directed by
Julie Cohen, Betsy West
Ruth Bader Ginsburg

In honor of the late Ruth Bader Ginsburg, all proceeds will be donated to the ACLU Women's Rights Project.

As the United States Supreme Court leans increasingly to the right, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s vigorous dissenting opinions and ferocious 20-push-up workouts earned this tiny, soft-spoken intellectual giant the status of rock star and the title “Notorious RBG.”

What many don’t know is Ginsburg’s strategic, trailblazing role in defining gender-discrimination law. Intent on systematically releasing women from second-class status, she argued six pivotal gender-bias cases in the 1970s before an all-male Supreme Court blind to sexism.

Inspired by the lawyers who defended free speech during the Red Scare, Ginsburg fought steadily for equal rights for all citizens under the law. Through intimate interviews and unprecedented access to Ginsburg’s life outside the court, RBG tells the electric story of Ginsburg’s consuming love affairs with both the Constitution and her beloved husband Marty—and of a life’s work that led her to become an icon of justice in the highest court in the land.

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In 2018, we were joined by RBG co-director Betsy West and Judge Nancy Gertner (Ret) for a discussion about the documentary, moderated by Wellesley College professor Tom Burke. Watch a clip below:

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