Ruth Bader Ginsburg has been sitting on the Supreme Court for 25 years and her strong-headed stances on various issues have made her an icon for many American liberals. It is unusual for a Supreme Court Justice to wind up as a cult figure, but that’s pretty much what has happened with Ruth Bader Ginsburg. The judge is commonly referred to as the Notorious RBG, and her image has become a meme in various circles.
Now the Notorious RBG is the subject of a new documentary from the directing duo of Betsy West and Julie Cohen, simply title RBG. The first trailer for the documentary has just debuted today, and it looks to present rare insight into one of the most beloved (or hated, depending on your political bent) figures in the history of the Supreme Court. The documentary, which premiered at this year’s Sundance Film Festival to rave reviews, will examine the life and legacy of the iconic Supreme Court justice in her own words as well as featuring interviews with feminist icon Gloria Steinem and Supreme Court reporter Nina Totenberg.
Magnolia Pictures will be releasing RBG in select theaters on May 4, 2018, meaning that this superhero tale won’t be going head-to-head against Avengers: Infinity War.
The official synopsis for RBG:
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.