RBG

Saturday, April 21, 2018 6:30pm

TICKETS SOLD OUT

There will be a rush line for any sold out screenings beginning 45 minutes before the film starts. There may be available seats from passholders not attending the screening. Those seats will be sold at the start of the screening to those waiting in the rush line. 

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 have 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. Now 84, and still inspired by the lawyers who defended free speech during the Red Scare, Ginsburg refuses to relinquish her passionate duty, steadily fighting 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.

A Skype Q&A with the film's directors Julie Cohen and Betsy West follows the screening. 

Community partner: Monroe County Bar Association (MCBA)

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Julie Cohen and Betsy West
Directors

Julie Cohen is an award-winning filmmaker and producer with eight feature-length documentaries to her credit. Her films include The Sturgeon Queens, American Veteran, and Ndiphilela Ukucula: I Live to Sing, which won a New York Emmy Award.

Betsy West is an Emmy-winning filmmaker, journalist, and educator. A 20-year veteran executive with stints at ABC and CBS, she has produced the news programs Nightline, 60 Minutes, and 48 Hours. Her film work includes The Lavender Scare, The 4%: Film’s Gender Problem, and Constantine’s Sword.