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RBG

RBG

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg now 84, and still inspired by the lawyers who defended free speech during the Red Scare, Ginsburg refuses to relinquish her passionate duty, steadily fighting for equal rights for all citizens under the law. Through intimate interviews and unprecedented access to Ginsburg’s life outside the court, RBG tells the electric story of Ginsburg’s consuming love affairs with both the Constitution and her beloved husband Marty—and of a life’s work that led her to become an icon of justice in the highest court in the land.

“Ginsburg emerges as a woman of remarkable intelligence and fortitude – who can get by on very little sleep.” (Globe and Mail)

“I left the theatre informed, inspired, and eager to go to sleep at a normal hour.” (New Yorker)

Saturday, June 30
Doors 4:00 pm | Movie 4:30 pm
Advance tickets $10 HERE | $12 at the door

Tuesday, July 3
Doors 6:00 pm | Movie 6:30 pm
Advance tickets $10 HERE | $12 at the door

*Minors welcome in the balcony! Must be 19+ w/ID for bar service and main floor seating.
**Rio Theatre Groupons and passes OK! Please redeem at the door.

RBG (Julie Cohen and Betsy West, 2018 / 98 mins / PG) An intimate portrait of an unlikely rock star: Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. With unprecedented access, the filmmakers explore how her early legal battles changed the world for women.

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