Ruth Bader Ginsberg

USA | 2018 | 97 min. | Julie Cohen, Betsy West

May 15 - 21, 2020

Virtual SIFF Cinema

At the age of 85, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has developed a lengthy legal legacy while becoming an unexpected pop culture icon. But the unique personal journey of her rise to the nation's highest court has been largely unknown, even to some of her biggest fans—until now. RBG explores Ginsburg's life and career.

As part of the series Magnolia Pictures; A Few of Our Favorite Docs, 10% of the ticket sales will be donated to a charity of the filmmakers' choice. Read more about the series below. This film's charity: NYU Langone's food pantry, The Table


Magnolia Pictures will present a live Q&A on May 20 at 5:00pm PST with directors Betsy West and Julie Cohen, moderated by Melena Ryzik from The New York Times. Questions for the Q&A can be submitted to submityourquestions@magpictures.com, or you can tweet at them using the hashtag #MagnoliaDocSeries.

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This film is part of Magnolia Pictures: A Few of Our Favorite Docs, a virtual cinema series from Magnolia Pictures featuring four films, each opening on a Friday, with a live Q&A the following Wednesday. 10% of ticket sales will be donated to a charity of the filmmakers' choice.

Other films in the series:

  • Director: Julie Cohen, Betsy West
  • Principal Cast: Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Jane and James Ginsburg, Clara Spera, Gloria Steinem, Nina Totenberg, Lilly Ledbetter, Sharron Frontiero and Stephen Wiesenfeld, Irin Carmon and Shana Knizhnik, Bill Clinton, Ted Olson, Judge Harry Edwards, Senator Orrin Hatch, Eugene Scalia, Bryant Johnson
  • Country: USA
  • Year: 2018
  • Running Time: 97 min.
  • Producer: Julie Cohen, Betsy West
  • Cinematographers: Claudia Raschke
  • Website: Official Film Website

Betsy West and Julie Cohen

Related Media - SIFFcast with with Betsy West and Julie Cohen

On May 1, 2018, RBG directors Betsy West and Julie Cohen joined SIFFcast to share their thoughts on RBG's incredible career, what inspired them to tackle the documentary, and how the production was impacted by the 2016 elections.

Listen to the Podcast