My Name is Pauli Murray

Filmmakers: Betsy West, Julie Cohen
Representative: Talleah Bridges McMahon (Producer)
Runtime: 93 min

Synopsis: Overlooked by history, Pauli Murray was a legal trailblazer whose ideas influenced RBG’s fight for gender equality and Thurgood Marshall’s civil rights arguments. This is a portrait of their impact as a non-binary Black luminary: lawyer, activist, poet, and priest who transformed our world.

About the Filmmakers

Julie Cohen and Betsy West are Academy Award-nominated, Emmy-winning filmmakers who directed and produced the theatrical documentary “RBG.” Their film “Julia” was released theatrically by Sony Pictures Classics in 2021 and was shortlisted for an Academy Award. “My Name Is Pauli Murray”premiered last year at the Sundance Film Festival and was released by Amazon Studios. Before they began their filmmaking partnership in 2015, West and Cohen both had careers in broadcast journalism and independent documentaries. Cohen directed “The Sturgeon Queens” and “I Live to Sing.” West is the Fred W. Friendly Professor Emerita at Columbia Journalism School.