9 awards and 43 nominations, including:

Sarasota FF (2018) - Audience Award for Best Documentary

Wisconsin FF (2018) - Audience Award for Best Documentary Feature

Philadelphia Film Critics Circle Awards (2018) - Elaine May Award

National Board of Review, USA (2018) - Best Documentary

Minneapolis St. Paul Int'l FF (2018) - Audience Choice Award for Best Documentary

Hollywood Music In Media Awards (2018) - Best Original Song

Critics' Choice Documentary Awards (2018) - Most Compelling Living Subject of a Documentary & Best Political Documentary

Cinema Eye Honors Awards, US (2019) – The Unforgettables

BAFTA Awards (2019) – Nominee: Best Documentary

Academy Awards (2019) – Oscar Nominee: Best Documentary Feature and Best Original Song

Directors Guild of America (2019) - Nominee: Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Documentary

Premiering at Sundance, this Oscar and BAFTA nominated documentary chronicles the life of legal pioneer and pop culture phenomenon Ruth Bader Ginsburg. At 84 years old she has proved a tireless warrior against gender discrimination, a champion for women’s rights, and shows no sign of stopping yet. RBG explores the rise of Ruth Bader Ginsburg from a young law student to beloved and controversial Supreme Court Justice and unexpected pop culture icon aka ‘The Notorious RBG‘. Directed by Betsy West and Julie Cohen, this film is ultimately a celebration of a woman whose diminutive structure belies a formidable legal legacy and whose words echo still today: “I ask no favour for my sex. All I ask of our brethren is that they take their feet off our necks”. Featuring Gloria Steinem and Nina Totenberg.

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International Feature
Cape Town
Sat 8 June / 5.30pm
Sun 16 June / 6.15pm
Mon 10 June / 7pm
15 June / 5.30pm
Betsy West & Julie Cohen
93 minutes
English, Italian, German, French