I’m guessing that my non-Americanness is the reason I hadn’t properly heard of US Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg until the RBG trailer was released. The shame!
Now that I’ve seen directors Betsy West and Julie Cohen’s documentary, it’s clear that Ginsburg really is as impressive as the preview suggested. What West and Cohen end up delivering is a well structured film that tells the story of who Ginsberg is and the truly vital role she’s played as a defender of women.
Learning about Ginsburg’s earlier life all the way through to her current position as Justice of the US Supreme Court, RBG shares details of the many Iconic cases Ginsburg fought in court; all in the name of her mission to make life better for women. We also get to hear from the lady herself plus her friends colleagues and family.
As I continued to watch, this great story became even more impressive to me as I learned about Ginsburg’s character and all that it took to get to where she is. If you didn’t already know, On The Basis Of Sex (2018), a brand new feature length biography about Ginsburg, with Felicity Jones in the leading role is due for for release in a few months. Post RBG viewing, I’m now even more excited to experience it.
I can’t help but pause in appreciation when I think about Ginsburg’s work, especially in the 1970s and how it really did change everything. Watch it because of all the reasons above.
Happy Film Loving