Suttons Bay Theatre to show two films about Ruth Bader Ginsburg

From staff reports

In acknowledgement of the life of Ruth Bader Ginsburg, The Bay Theatre in Suttons Bay will host special showings of the documentary “RBG” and the bio-pic “On the Basis of Sex” on September 24 and October 1. 

Ginsburg, was an American jurist who served as an associate justice of the Supreme Court of the United States from 1993 until her death on September 18. Ginsburg was the second woman to serve on the U.S. Supreme Court after Sandra Day O’Connor. Ginsburg spent much of her legal career as an advocate for gender equality and women’s rights. Ginsburg received attention in American popular culture for her passionate dissents in numerous cases. She was playfully and notably dubbed “The Notorious R.B.G.” by a law student. 

Both films were previously shown at The Bay Theatre.

Only 50 seats are available per showing due to COVID-19 restrictions. Purchasing tickets online and arriving 20 minutes early is recommended.

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7:30pm, Thursday, September 24

PG | 1h 38min | Documentary, Biography | July 2018

Admission: $5

The 2018 documentary “RBG” presents the life, both professional and personal, of Ruth Bader Ginsburg. On the professional side, her career as a lawyer and as a Justice of the US Supreme Court are highlighted. Eliminating gender discrimination – both of females and males – was a prime focus of Ginsburg’s career. Although seen as a liberal leaning justice, she is seen even more as a consensus builder among her Supreme Court colleagues. It is in that role as a consensus builder that RBG formed an unlikely friendship with conservative leaning Justice Antonin Scalia. The role of consensus builder changed when the balance in the court shifted to the right. As a result, Ginsburg felt compelled to voice her dissenting view to her colleagues in the continuation of the want for equality for all. RBG’s legal ferocity belies the fact of her diminutive physical stature and generally soft-spoken nature. On the personal side, she was married for over fifty years to fellow lawyer and law school colleague Martin D. Ginsburg until his death in 2010. Their household defied those stereotypical gender roles in certain respects, at a time in society where it would have been considered unique.

“On the Basis of Sex”  

7:30pm, Thursday, October 1

PG-13 | 2h | Biography, Drama | January 2019

Admission: $5

“On the Basis of Sex” is a 2019 American biographical legal drama film based on the life and early cases of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who became the second woman to serve on the United States Supreme Court. Directed by Mimi Leder and written by Daniel Stiepleman, it stars Felicity Jones as Ginsburg, with Armie Hammer, Justin Theroux, Jack Reynor, Cailee Spaeny, Sam Waterston, and Kathy Bates in supporting roles.