Cleveland International Film Festival } April 7 – April 18, 2021 } Playhouse Square



Year: 2018
Country: USA
Run Time: 97 minutes


Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has been called many things: a hero, a monster, an icon, a witch, a superhero, an evildoer… just to name a few. One of her most popular names in recent years has become “the notorious RBG,” and for good reason. Ruth began her law studies at a time when women were treated as second-class citizens and expected to stay at home. Despite attempts by men in authority to belittle and dismiss her, Ruth persisted and eventually became the second woman to be appointed to the United States Supreme Court, where she has created unprecedented legal advancements for women’s rights and equality. RBG is a documentary that tells the full story of this incredible woman, combining the history of her groundbreaking career with personal stories from her friends and family. As she continues her tireless work with strength and enthusiasm, at 85 years old, RBG is still a force to be reckoned with. —G.S.

CIFF42 Screenings

Tower City Cinemas

Saturday, April 14, 2018 at 7:20 PM

Sunday, April 15, 2018 at 12:45 PM

Women of the World

Nesnadny + Schwartz Portrait Documentary Competition
ReelWomenDirect Award for Excellence in Directing by a Woman

Director Director

Betsy West, Julie Cohen

Betsy West is an Emmy award-winning filmmaker, journalist, and educator. She graduated from Brown University with a B.A. in English and film and has a master’s in communications from Syracuse University. A 20-year veteran executive with stints at ABC and CBS, she has produced the news programs Nightline, 60 Minutes, and 48 Hours. Julie Cohen is an award-winning filmmaker and producer with eight feature-length documentaries to her credit. She graduated from Colgate University and holds master’s degrees from Yale Law School and Columbia Journalism School. She has won three New York Emmy Awards as well as the Individual Achievement Award for Best News Producer from American Women in Radio and Television. Both women are professors at Columbia Journalism School.

RBG (2018)

Julie Cohen, Betsy West

Claudia Raschke

Carla Gutierrez

Print Source

This film is presented with the generous support of JANE and ERIC BUDER SHAPIRO.

This film is presented with the generous support of ALISTAIR and JOYCE FYFE.

May it please the Court, presented with the generous support of PAIGE, BOB, ALLISON, and ALEX REICH.

Media Partner

WKSU  89.7

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