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About the film

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was inspired by the lawyers who defended free speech during the Red Scare. She refused to relinquish her passionate duty, steadily fighting for equal rights for all citizens under the law. Through intimate interviews and unprecedented access to Ginsburg’s life outside the court, RBG tells the electric story of Ginsburg’s consuming love affairs with both the Constitution and her beloved husband Marty—and of a life’s work that led her to become an icon of justice in the highest court in the land.




1h 34m




Julie Cohen, Betsy West


Julie Cohen

Executive Producer

Amy Entelis


Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Awards & recognition

Academy Awards, USA 2019

Nominee Oscar Best Documentary Feature

Academy Awards, USA 2019

Nominee Oscar Best Achievement in Music Written for Motion Pictures (Original Song)

Winner Primetime Emmy

Exceptional Merit in Documentary Filmmaking

Primetime Emmy

Nominee Primetime Emmy Outstanding Directing for a Documentary/Nonfiction Program

BAFTA Awards 2019

Nominee BAFTA Film Award Best Documentary

Critics' Choice Documentary Awards 2018

Winner Critics' Choice Documentary Award Most Compelling Living Subject of a Documentary

What people are saying

Best of all is the time spent with Ginsburg herself, who as a subject is both eloquent and candid. And it's not just that we hear her speak; her language is so powerful and incisive it feels like are actually watching her think.

Kenneth Turan

Chicago Tribune

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