In 1993 Bill Clinton nominated Ruth Bader Ginsberg as a judge in the United States Supreme Court.
At 85 years old she is a cultural icon who has earned the name of “the Notorious RBG” through her intense intellectual ambition and determination to use the law as an instrument of change. She has become a legal pioneer and cultural phenomenon.
This documentary is made up from an assemblage of interviews, public appearances and archival material. It gives an intimate look at her advocacy for women to remedy discrepancies in public policy – to make them equal citizens in jobs and educational opportunities, and her long marriage and equal partnership with Marty Ginsberg, a successful tax lawyer.
This quiet and reserved, diminutive, and beautifully dressed elderly lady, who does push-ups with a personal trainer and manages two hours sleep at night (catching up with sleeping during weekends) has led an exceptional life and changed the world for women. She has no plans to retire.
Her absence would be a loss for progress, as the United States Supreme Court has become increasingly conservative.
The question remains: should she have resigned when Barak Obama was in office to allow the appointment of another liberal?
Now showing at Luna Leederville and Luna SX.
Watch the trailer…