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Ruth Bader Ginsburg in RBG by Betsy West and Julie Cohen
Ruth Bader Ginsburg in RBG by Betsy West and Julie Cohen

Ruth Bader Ginsburg, an associate justice of the Supreme Court of the United States and profiled in the 2018 award winning documentary RBG died Friday. She was 87. The Supreme Court announced her death, saying the cause was complications from metastatic cancer of the pancreas.

In 1980 President Jimmy Carter named Ginsburg to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia, and in 1993 President Bill Clinton nominated her to the Supreme Court, the second woman appointed to the position.

The documentary RBG directed by Betsy West and Julie Cohen, premiered at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival, and was released in the United States on May 4, 2018.

At the age of 84, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has developed a breathtaking legal legacy while becoming an unexpected pop culture icon. But without a definitive Ginsburg biography, the unique personal journey of this diminutive, quiet warrior’s rise to the nation’s highest court has been largely unknown, even to some of her biggest fans – until now. RBG is a revelatory documentary exploring Ginsburg ‘s exceptional life and career from Betsy West and Julie Cohen, and co-produced by Storyville Films and CNN Films.

Ruth Bader Ginsburg is also the subject of the biopic, On The Basis of Sex, directed by Mimi Leder, and starring Felicity Jones, Armie Hammer, Justin Theroux, along with Sam Waterston. The film tells an inspiring and spirited true story that follows young lawyer Ruth Bader Ginsburg as she teams with her husband Marty to bring a groundbreaking case before the U.S. Court of Appeals and overturn a century of gender discrimination. The feature premiered in 2018 in line with Justice Ginsburg’s 25th anniversary on the Supreme Court.

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