At the age of 84, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has developed a breathtaking legal legacy while becoming an unexpected pop culture icon. But without a definitive Ginsburg biography, the unique personal journey of this diminutive, quiet warrior's rise to the nation's highest court has been largely unknown, even to some of her biggest fans - until now. RBG is a revelatory documentary exploring Ginsburg's exceptional life and career from Betsy West and Julie Cohen, and co-produced by Storyville Films and CNN Films.
During her interview, Ruth Bader Ginsburg's granddaughter Clara Spera calls Ginsburg "Bubbie" and explains that Bubbie is Yiddish for "grandmother." Later, Spera refers to her grandfather (Ginsburg's late husband Martin D. Ginsburg) as "Tateh" without explaining that Tateh is Yiddish for "father." See more »
Ruth Bader Ginsburg:
[Quoting Sarah Grimké, 1837]
I ask no favor for my sex, all I ask of our brethren is that they take their feet off our necks.
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The closing credits include: "Martin Ginsburg Award for Supportive Husbanding Paul Barrett Oren Jacoby Jorge Aguirre" See more »
Performed by Dessa
Written by Aaron Mader and Dessa
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Great biography of an exceptional woman
More than anything else, this is a celebration of the life, career and legacy of Ruth Bader Ginsburg. And that's completely ok as more people need to be aware of how much of an impact she's had on US law. As Orrin Hatch says at some point: "Whether you agree with her or not, you've got to acknowledge she's been a force on that Court". But as a documentary, it doesn't have the greatest production value or a riveting narrative, losing momentum at times.
I've been kickboxing all my life, race motorcycles and drink my scotch neat... and I'll never be half as badass as this tiny juggernaut of a woman!
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