Thursday 16th May 2019 - 7:45 pm - 10:05 pm, Palmer Building
The true story of Ruth Bader Ginsburg and her struggles for equal rights for women. When Ruth takes on a ground-breaking tax case with her husband, attorney Martin Ginsburg, she knows it could change the direction of her career and the way the courts view gender discrimination. The film is an interesting look at the early cases of a historic career which lead to Ruth’s nomination and confirmation as U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice. On the Basis of Sex rightfully honours Ginsburg’s place in history.
USA 2018 – Directed by Mimi Leder with Justin Theroux, Felicity Jones, Armie Hammer – 120 min
On the Basis of Sex does a brisk, coherent job of articulating what Ginsburg accomplished and why it mattered – THE NY TIMES
Director Mimi Leder has an eye for telling detail and a sure sense of pacing – ROGEREBERT.COM