RBG (with intro and discussion)

The exceptional life and career of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who has developed a breath-taking legal legacy while becoming an unexpected pop culture icon. This film will be introduced by PhD-student Sarah Tin (in English).

Time & Tickets

Ruth Bader Ginsburg – nickname Notorious R.B.G. – has developed an extraordinary legal legacy over the years, yet this diminutive, quiet warrior’s rise to the nation's highest court has been largely unknown – even to some of her biggest fans. Now 85, the unexpected pop-culture icon is finally in the spotlight as the subject of Betsy West and Julie Cohen’s revelatory documentary.

About the speaker:
Sarah Thin is a PhD researcher and tutor in international law who has been actively involved in numerous campaigning activities on issues of social, gender, economic, and environmental justice . These activities have ranged from academic work, to electoral politics (e.g. during the final year of her undergraduate degree, Sarah stood for election to her local council), to grassroots organising. Her approach to 'The Notorius RBG' is informed not only by her understanding of the law and her involvement in the movement for gender equality, but also by her commitment to democratic legitimacy and participation.

Time schedule:
19.30: Introduction
19.40: Start of film
21.15: End of film
21.20: Start discussion
21.40: End of discussion

Julie Cohen & Betsy West, USA, 2019, 101 min. English spoken, Dutch subtitles.