United States 2018, 97 min, English, Hebrew subtitles
When Ruth Bader Ginsburg was appointed U.S. Supreme Court Justice, she made some changes in the traditional black robes, pairing them with lace collars in place of a man’s tie. This symbolic move was fitting for a judge who fought for women’s and minorities’ rights all her life. Bader Ginsburg, the second woman to hold the prestigious position, is one of American society’s most influential figures. Throughout her career, the petite woman never hesitated to make controversial decisions and start angry debates. Today, at 85, the Notorious RBG is a social lighthouse, the subject of rap songs and tattoos. After 25 years on the Bench, she has no intention of retiring. She is a justice warrior, an Instagram star and even an opera performer—and she is enjoying every moment.
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Production: Amy Entelis, Courtney Sexton
Production Company: A Cnn Films, Storyville Films Presentation
Editing: Carla Gutierrez
Cinematography: Claudia Raschke
Music: Miriam Cutler
Betsy West is an award-winning filmmaker, journalist and educator. She was executive producer of the Makers documentary and digital project (AOL & PBS, 2012), the feature documentary The Lavender Scare (2017) and the short doc 4%: Film’s Gender Problem (Epix, 2016). She is a principal at Storyville Films where she co-produced Constantine’s Sword (First Run Features, 2007).
Julie Cohen has directed and produced eight feature documentaries, including The Sturgeon Queens (7th Art Releasing) winning 10 Audience Choice Awards; American Veteran (Freestyle Digital Media) which won the 2017 Panavision Showcase Award for New York filmmakers; and I Live to Sing (WNET) which won the 2014 New York Emmy® Award for Best Arts Program, one of three New York Emmys® she has won since 2012.