RUTH – Justice Ginsburg in her Own Words

How does a person with three strikes against her rise to the highest court in the land, the U.S. Supreme Court?

2019 | Running Time: 90 minutes | Rating: NA

The film tells the improbable story of how Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who couldn’t get a job despite tying first in her graduating law class and making Law Review at Harvard and Columbia Law Schools, became an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court.  It also reveals both the public and private sides of a resilient, resourceful woman who has survived the hostility of the profoundly male universe of government and law to become a revered Justice and advocate for gender equality and women’s rights. Director/Writer/Producer: Freida Lee Mock; Writer: Mike Aguilar; Producer: Meghan Hooper;​ Executive Producers: American Film Foundation, Artemis Rising Foundation, Sanders and Mock Productions.

Freida Lee Mock, Director/Writer/Producer

Freida Lee Mock is an Academy Award®-winning filmmaker, a director, producer, and writer whose award-winning films include: “Sing!”, “Rose Kennedy: A Life to Remember”, and To Live Or Let Die” which explores the moral and ethical issues involved in the care of very ill newborn babies. Mock has received an Academy Award®, five Academy Award® nominations, two prime-time Emmy Awards, and three prime-time Emmy nominations. Her films range in stories and subjects from art, politics, history and ethics to penetrating biographies and are characterized by a freshness in ideas and an interest in saying something new.

“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.”

KEN JACOBSON