Ruth: Justice Ginsburg in Her Own Words

Showings

CAFILM STREAMING ROOM Fri, Oct 9 - Sun, Oct 25
Film Info
Section:DocLands
Mind the Gap
Focus: Democracy
Festival Encore
Country:US
Year:2019
Running Time:89 min.
Language:English
Director:Freida Lee Mock
Producer:Meghan Hooper
Freida Lee Mock
Screenwriter:Mike Aguilar
Freida Lee Mock
Note Writer:Ken Jacobson

Description

Screening note: This digital screening is available to view until 11:59pm PT on Sunday, October 25, and is available to ticket buyers and passholders within the United States.

 

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Near the beginning of Academy Award®-winning filmmaker Freida Lee Mock’s intimate profile of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the Justice becomes visibly moved when a group of high school students presents her with a painting of herself. Unlike a portrait by a different artist some years earlier that had depicted her bigger than her actual diminutive size, this painting is an accurate portrayal. It is a revealing moment: Ginsburg wants to be seen not as larger than life, but really as she is. By relying on Ginsburg’s own words and actions, as illuminated by carefully culled archival footage and interviews, Mock covers the full breadth of Ginsburg’s life, views, and career. Furthermore, Mock succeeds in creating a compelling portrait as authentic, poignant, and powerful as the Justice herself.

 

See also: Livestream Conversation and Q&A with Freida Lee Mock

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