Filmmakers: Betsy West, Julie Cohen
Runtime: 97 min
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.
About The Filmmakers
Cohen has directed and produced eight feature documentaries, including “The Sturgeon Queens,” which screened at 60 film festivals, including the 2015 Berlin International Film Festival, winning 10 Audience Choice Awards; “American Veteran,” which screened at 20 festivals and won the 2017 Panavision Showcase Award for New York filmmakers; and “I Live to Sing” (WNET), which won the 2014 New York Emmy Award for best arts program, one of three New York Emmys she has won since 2012.
Prior to “RBG,” West executive produced multiple films and TV series, including the “Makers” documentary and digital series, the short doc “The 4%: Film’s Gender Problem,” and the feature documentary “The Lavender Scare.” West received 21 Emmy Awards and two duPont-Columbia Awards for her work on “Nightline,” “PrimeTimeLive,” and the documentary program “Turning Point,” where she served as executive producer.