The Appreciating Diversity Film Series will present the hit documentary RBG, which focuses on the extraordinary personal and professional journey of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg, on Thursday, March 5th in Piedmont at the Veteran’s Hall (note change from our usual venue) at 7:00 pm, and on Sunday, March 8th in Oakland at The New Parkway Theater at 12:30 pm.
RBG is an inspiring feature documentary about the life and work of legendary Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. This engaging portrait reveals the complex history of her life, culminating in a seat on the country’s highest court.
At the age of 86, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has developed a lengthy legal legacy while becoming an unexpected pop culture icon, known for her progressive opinions and her colorful collars. But the unique personal journey of her rise to the nation’s highest court has been largely unknown, even to some of her biggest fans – until this film.
In portraying Ginsberg’s extraordinary ability to juggle marriage and motherhood with a rising legal career as a pioneer of gender discrimination cases, filmmakers Betsy West and Julie Cohen reveal a disciplined, deep thinker. Her hard work continues today as a Supreme Court Justice who lives up to her star billing.
“In Betsy West and Julie Cohen’s wide-ranging RBG, Ginsburg’s life — and its many lessons, both learned and taught — come to entertaining and energetic life. It’s a fist-pumping, crowd-pleasing documentary that makes one heck of a play to remind people of Ginsburg’s vitality and importance, now more than ever.” – Kate Erbland, IndieWire
“Loving and informative…The movie’s touch is light and its spirit buoyant, but there is no mistaking its seriousness or its passion.” – A.O. Scott, The New York Times
Thursday, March 5th, 2020
Piedmont Veterans Hall
(NB: Change of venue – less than one block from our usual location)
401 Highland Ave, Piedmont
Reception 6:30 pm , Screening 7 pm
Sunday, March 8th, 2020
The New Parkway Theater
474 24th Street, Oakland
Screening 12:30 pm
Food available for purchase