NFF Now: RBG

Showings

Main TheaterThu, Apr 19 6:30 PM Event Date Passed
 
INFORMATION
Rating:PG
Run Time:1h 37min
Release Year:2018
Genre:Documentary
Category:NFF Now
New Releases
Special Screenings
CAST/CREW
Cast:Ruth Bader Ginsburg
Gloria Steinem
Nina Totenberg
Director:Julie Cohen
Betsy West

Description

As the United States Supreme Court leans increasingly to the right, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s vigorous dissenting opinions and ferocious 20-push-up workouts have earned this tiny, soft-spoken intellectual giant the status of rock star and the title “Notorious RBG.” What many don’t know is Ginsburg’s strategic, trailblazing role in defining gender-discrimination law. Intent on systematically releasing women from second-class status, she argued six pivotal gender-bias cases in the 1970s before an all-male Supreme Court blind to sexism. Now 84, and still inspired by the lawyers who defended free speech during the Red Scare, Ginsburg refuses to relinquish her passionate duty, steadily fighting for equal rights for all citizens under the law. Through intimate interviews and unprecedented access to Ginsburg’s life outside the court, RBG tells the electric story of Ginsburg’s consuming love affairs with both the Constitution and her beloved husband Marty—and of a life’s work that led her to become an icon of justice in the highest court in the land.

WEBSITE: http://www.magpictures.com/rbg/home

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SERIES STATEMENT: NFF Now is a year-round programming initiative by The Nantucket Film Festival and the Nantucket Dreamland Foundation featuring special screenings and the season’s best independent films.

NFF Now will return in the Fall of 2018.

CONTACT: Mystelle Brabbée

Executive Director | Nantucket Film Festival | mystelle@nantucketfilmfestival.org