Director: Julie Cohen, Betsy West

2018, 98, PG-13

Discussion follows matinee screening.


We’ll eat our hats if RBG isn’t among the nominees for 2019’s Academy Awards for Best Documentary! This engaging, humorous, inspiring look at the life of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg fills in everything you didn’t know about her elevation to judicial scholar and feminist icon. Directors Betsy West and Julie Cohen go way back to Bader Ginsburg’s childhood in Brooklyn where, as a shy child of Jewish immigrants, she surprised everyone (except her supportive husband) with her plans to study law. Surprising, because when she graduated in 1959, no woman had ever served on the Supreme Court. RBG gives fans everything they want: the 85-year-old pumping hand weights and wearing a ‘Super Diva’ t-shirt. What it also gives is a celebration of her matter-of-fact, unshakable belief in human progress, one case at a time.
“The movie’s touch is light and its spirit buoyant, but there is no mistaking its seriousness or its passion.” – A.O. Scott, New York Times.