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Length: 98 mins
Director: Julie Cohen, Betsy West
Cast: Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Bill Clinton, Sharron Frontiero
“All I ask of our brethren is that they take their feet off our necks”. The Notorious RBG, AKA Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, is a radical ground-breaker. Nominated as 107th justice to the United States Supreme Court, the quietly formidable 84 year-old with a Rockstar following works out and works hard.
Ginsburg held her nerve in a time when being a woman “was an impediment”; employers could fire a woman for being pregnant and banks made women have their husbands co-sign to withdraw money.
Through home movies, archive footage and interviews, this is an intimate portrait of a woman who has tirelessly and patiently fought to bring women into formerly exclusively male spaces, with a devoted husband as her most valued ally.
“This solid documentary approaches its subject… with much the same calm eloquence that Bader Ginsburg has brought to her judgments over her career.” – Observer
“Heartfelt portrait of US supreme court justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg” – The Guardian
“Although West and Cohen get around to the version of Ginsburg that has become a meme for Millennials and a symbol of resistance, the greater part of the film celebrates her tireless determination.” – Salon.com