RGB, a documentary about the life and accomplishments of renowned U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg, premiered in the U.S. on Friday, May 4.
Ginsberg founded the Women’s Rights Project at the American Civil Liberties Union in the 1970s and this year marks her 25th year of service in the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS).
The film was directed by Julie Cohen and Betsy West, and generated immense interest at the Sundance Film Festival this year.
Here’s West speaking on DemocracyNow! in January about their decision to make the film:
“Well, when you meet her in person, she’s a very tiny person. And yet she has a kind of commanding presence. I think it’s the contrast about her that really strikes you. She’s a very serious person, the kind of person, if you say, “Hey, how are you?” she doesn’t immediately jump in to tell you how she is, she thinks about it. She’s very deliberate in everything she says. So, as she said to us in the interview, “I tend to be rather sober.” On the other hand, she has a fabulous sense of humor. And as we discovered in the film, she loves to laugh. And so, she’s a very—she’s a multidimensional person, with an extraordinary life story.”