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RBG

Hero. Icon. Dissenter.

Documentary makers Julie Cohen and Betsy West celebrate the career of Supreme Court justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg, noting her recent emergence as a feminist rock star but, more importantly, her early work as a litigator fighting for equal treatment of women. Brenda Feigen, a cofounder with Ginsberg of the ACLU's Women's Rights Project, provides dramatic recollections of the attorney's first argument before the Supreme Court in 1973, in the case of an air force lieutenant denied the benefits her male peers received. A chronology of Ginsberg's subsequent victories shows how patiently and shrewdly she worked to establish the existence and pernicious effects of sex discrimination (her strategy, one male colleague observes, was like "knitting a sweater"). On the personal side, witnesses recall her love of opera, her warm friendship with fellow justice (and ideological opposite) Antonin Scalia, and her long, happy marriage to Martin Ginsberg, a successful New York tax attorney who loyally supported her judicial career.

Courtesy: J.R. Jones, Chicago Reader

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Directed by: 
Julie Cohen, Betsy West
Running Time: 
97
Country(ies): 
U.S.A.
Year: 
2018
Language: 
English
Starring: 
Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Gloria Steinem, Nina Totenberg
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Rated: 
PG

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