BETSY WEST, JULIE COHEN | 2018 | USA | English | 97 MIN
At 85, Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg (aka The Notorious RBG) is more beloved than ever. As Betsy West and Julie Cohen demonstrate in this probing documentary, there’s even more to Ginsburg’s trailblazing legacy than most of her admirers realize. The filmmakers explore how this petite, soft-spoken girl from Brooklyn managed to break her way into the male-dominated world of law, forging a new path for American women along the way through her fierce intellect and tireless work ethic. RBG also offers a touching look at Ginsburg’s decades-long partnership with her late husband Marty; their idiosyncratic but endlessly supportive relationship provides the film’s emotional backbone. Yet, far from being a simple jog down memory lane, RBG shows Ginsburg as sharp and tenacious as ever, ready to inspire an entirely new generation.
Part of PFF SPRINGFEST April 27-29 at the Prince Theater and PFS Roxy
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