ALERT This documentary has a preview at Dendy Newtown on the 11th July DO NOT MISS THIS DOCUMENTARY There is also a screening later for seniors + morning tea
If you know nothing about RBG you might be interested in this Documentary If you know of her you’ll be racing to the cinema ….. a true inspiration.
Stirring in all the right ways, “RBG” is much more than just a profile of Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the unexpectedly iconic Supreme Court Justice. The documentary, rather, turns out to be a wonderful love story, with a buddy comedy — built around Ginsburg’s unlikely friendship with her ideological opposite, the late Antonin Scalia — thrown in for good measure.
Receiving a theatrical release, this CNN Films project dutifully recounts Ginsburg’s professional history, including her multiple arguments before the Supreme Court — championing women’s rights and equality — before her nomination to the high court by Bill Clinton quarter-century ago. The filmmakers also have some fun with the octogenarian’s sudden hipness quotient, thanks in part to Kate McKinnon’s amusing take on “Saturday Night Live.”
These sequences are augmented by audio of Ginsburg’s court appearances, as well as an interview conducted by NPR’s Nina Totenberg. But the real heart of “RBG” — and that term isn’t used lightly — involves Ginsburg and her husband, Marty, the gregarious counterweight to his more serious wife, who happily made his professional life subservient to recognizing his spouse’s talent, at a time when dealing with such two-career families was more of an issue.
There’s also an uplifting spirit of bipartisanship in the fact that Ginsburg was nearly unanimously confirmed by the Senate (Republican Orrin Hatch is among the interviewees praising her), and her playful give and take with Scalia, underscoring that it’s possible — or ought to be — to respectively disagree when it comes to matters like interpreting the Constitution.
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