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Notorious Doc
Documentary about Ruth Bader Ginsberg offers a glimpse into the justice's life

May 15th, 2018
Betsy West ’73, Ruth Bader Ginsberg, and Julie Cohen at SundancePhoto: Michael Loccisano/getty

RBG, a new documentary about Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, from filmmakers Betsy West ’73 and Julie Cohen, premiered at Sundance last winter and opens at select theaters on May 4. Chronicling Ginsburg’s rise from her modest Brooklyn roots to our nation’s highest court, the film touches on her top-of-the-class graduation from Columbia Law School, her lifelong fight for gender equality, and her recent iconic status as the “Notorious RBG.” More than that, it also offers a personal glimpse of the justice as she spends time with her granddaughter, works out with her trainer (pushups at age 84!), and reflects on her 56-year marriage to Marty Ginsburg: “He was the first boy I ever knew who cared that I had a brain,” RBG says.

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