with Jim Ginsburg
At the age of 85, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the second woman appointed to the U.S. Supreme Court, has cemented her status as a widely revered legal mind and cultural icon. A Brooklyn native of humble origins, Ginsburg was one of only nine women in her class at Harvard Law School and eventually made the university’s prestigious Law Review. After graduation, because of her gender, no New York City law firm would hire her — and so she eventually wound up taking on the sorts of causes that would later come to define her, the trail-blazing women’s rights cases of the 1970s. In 1980, she was appointed to the federal bench, and in 1993 to the Supreme Court by Bill Clinton. RBG, directed by Julie Cohen and Betsy West, lovingly shows us why Ginsburg has become such an icon to younger feminists. But it’s as much a celebration of Ginsburg herself as it is a window into the social and political passages of the past several decades — as well as the rightward shift of the Court, as Ginsburg, once the great consensus-builder, has found herself increasingly isolated on the left. (Julie Cohen and Betsy West, 2018, 98 minutes)
Food and cash bar will be available for purchase at this event.