You can now purchase the Emmy-winning documentary, RBG, which details the life of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who passed away on September 18, 2020. Just re-released by Magnolia Pictures, the documentary was directed and produced by Betsy West and Julie Cohen and co-produced by Storyville Films and CNN Films. RBG is now available for purchase for $6.99 here. This version of the film includes access to a long-form Q&A with the directors from earlier this summer. Proceeds will benefit the ACLU’s Women’s Rights Project, founded by Ruth Bader Ginsburg in 1972, and The Music Center in Los Angeles.
Filmed when U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was 85, RBG details the unique personal journey of her rise to the nation’s highest court. The film explores her life, her lengthy and important legal legacy, and her status as an unexpected pop culture icon. Featuring extensive interviews and footage of Ginsburg, RBG also includes commentary and stories from the Ginsburg family, NPR’s legal affairs correspondent Nina Totenberg, Gloria Steinem, Republican Senator Orrin Hatch of Utah, and President Clinton, who nominated Ginsburg to the Supreme Court in 1993.
Known for her trailblazing work for women’s rights, the octogenarian “rock star” earned the nickname “Notorious RBG” as millennials extolled her virtues on Twitter and Tumblr, stocking up on RBG tee-shirts and tote bags and creating a phenomenon. The documentary filmed Ginsburg in her office, on vacation with her family, and working out with her personal trainer, while delving into the dramatic stories of the clients she represented as a young lawyer arguing before the Supreme Court in the 1970s, when it was legal to discriminate on the basis of sex. Ginsburg’s brilliant legal strategy resulted in five groundbreaking rulings that made great strides towards putting women and men on an equal footing before the law.
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