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Hero. Icon. Dissenter.

Documentary on the life and work of US Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg whose legal legacy changed the world for women. Now, at 85, RBG continues to fight for equal rights and has become an unexpected cultural icon. Through interviews and unprecedented access to Ginsburg’s life outside the court, RBG tells the story of Ginsburg’s love affairs with both the Constitution and her beloved husband Marty.


Directed by

  • Julie Cohen('American Veteran', 'The Sturgeon Queens', 'Pedro Ruiz: Coming Home')
  • Betsy West(feature debut)

Documentary, Festival & Independent


Rating: PG Occasional mild coarse language




The documentary is at its best when it digs into how Ginsburg changed the legal landscape of America.

Hollywood Reporter


A documentary that, like its subject, Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, is eminently sober, well-mannered, highly intelligent, scrupulous and just a teeny-weeny bit reassuringly dull.

Variety (USA)


This spry celebration reveals that the real Ginsburg is neither beast nor badass, but an even-tempered, soft-spoken mediator-not typically the traits that inspire rousing high-fives

TimeOut (New York)


Finding reciprocity - in the eyes of the law, your partner, your colleagues - is the essence of this documentary, one that comes at a moment that desperately lacks it.



Even with such rich material, the movie can be a tad prosaic. But as you listen to Ginsburg read her words, you begin to perceive the secret of her power.

Los Angeles Times


This woman is a force, and the great service this clear-eyed and admiring documentary provides is to emphasise not just Ginsburg's work on the court but how extraordinarily influential she was before she even got there.

Rolling Stone


You may love or hate her, badmouth her or bow down to her. But you have to recognise the impact that Ruth Bader Ginsburg has made to the fabric of our country.

New York Times


The movie's touch is light and its spirit buoyant, but there is no mistaking its seriousness or its passion.

Sydney Morning Herald


Respectful rather than revealing.