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Film Series: Runs & Limited Engagements


2018, Julie Cohen and Betsy West, USA, 98 min.

Show Times

  • Fri, Jul 27th 2:00pm
  • Fri, Jul 27th 6:00pm
  • Sat, Jul 28th 7:45pm
  • Sun, Jul 29th 3:00pm
  • Mon, Jul 30th 6:00pm
  • Tue, Jul 31st 8:00pm
  • Wed, Aug 1st 6:00pm
  • Thu, Aug 2nd 8:00pm
  • Fri, Aug 3rd 3:45pm
  • Fri, Aug 3rd 6:15pm
  • Fri, Aug 3rd 8:15pm
  • Sat, Aug 4th 2:30pm
  • Sun, Aug 5th 5:30pm
  • Mon, Aug 6th 6:00pm
  • Tue, Aug 7th 8:30pm
  • Wed, Aug 8th 6:00pm
  • Thu, Aug 9th 8:30pm

"Stirring…I can't think of a dramatic film on screen right now that will make you feel this good, and that's a fact." - Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times

"A loving and informative documentary portrait…the movie's touch is light and its spirit buoyant, but there is no mistaking its seriousness or its passion." - A.O. Scott, The New York Times

This comprehensive profile of Supreme Court justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg - "Notorious RBG" to friends and admirers, a "witch" and "evil doer" to detractors - reveals a woman with nerves of steel, unflagging courage, and a passion for the rule of law. These qualities have taken the 85-year-old grandmother from her days as a diligent law student sneered at by misogynist Harvard professors to a career championing the victims of gender discrimination. A glimpse of Ginsberg's Senate confirmation hearing sets the stage for a step-by-step account of more than sixty years of legal battles and triumphs, beginning with her work with the ACLU's Women's Rights Project, which succeeded in freeing both men and women from long entrenched discriminatory laws and practices. Extensive commentary by Ginsburg herself puts an eminently human face on the behind-the-scenes workings of the Supreme Court. DCP digital. (BS)

Note: The screenings on Monday, July 30 at 6 PM and on Friday, August 3 at 6:15 PM will be open-captioned.

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