SEPTEMBER 14-20, 2019


2018, 97 mins
Production: Magnolia Pictures, Participant Media, CNN Films
Language: English
Format: DCP

Scriptwriter: n/a
Director: Betsy West, Julie Cohen
DoP: Claudia Raschke
Composer: Miriam Cutler
Producer: Betsy West, Julie Cohen
Editor: Carla Gutierrez


At the age of 85, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has developed a lengthy legal legacy while becoming an unexpected pop culture icon. 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 now. RBG explores Ginsburg’s life and career.

Director’s biography

Julie Cohen

American director and producer. She graduated from Colgate University. She also holds master’s degrees from Yale Law School and Columbia University, where she is currently the adjunct professor in the documentary programme. In 1998-2007 she worked as a producer at NBC News. Since 2007 she has been the director of the company BetterThanFiction Productions.

Betsy West

Betsy West is an award-winning filmmaker, journalist and educator. A graduate of Brown University, West holds a Master’s in Communications from Syracuse University. She worked as a producer and executive for over two decades at ABC News and received 21 Emmy Awards. She is the principal of the production company Storyville Films.

Director’s filmography

Julie Cohen
2018 RBG (doc)
2017 American Veteran (doc)
2014 The Sturgeon Queens (doc)
2013 Ndiphilela Ukucula: I live to Sing (doc)
2011 A Joyous Sound (short doc)
2011 Pedro Ruiz: Coming Home (doc)
2011 The Unforgettable Hampton Family (short doc)

Betsy West
2018 RBG (doc)