Justice on big screen

Opera House Cinema Series to show ‘RBG’

The next feature film in the Opera House Cinema Series is “RBG,” the critically acclaimed documentary on Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. It will be screened on Saturday, July 28, and Tuesday, July 31, at 7:30 p.m.

At the age of 85, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has developed a breathtaking legal legacy while becoming an unexpected pop culture icon. But without a definitive Ginsburg biography, the unique personal journey of this diminutive, quiet warrior’s rise to the nation’s highest court has been largely unknown, even to some of her biggest fans — until now.

Bruce DeMara, in the Toronto Star, calls the film “an intriguing portrait of a woman described as shy and retiring but with ‘a quiet magnetism,’ a work horse and a master legal strategist.” Bilge Ebiri, in the Village Voice, calls it “a film that informs, and even delights with its portrait of one of the more remarkable lawyers, judges, and feminist icons of our time.” Kenneth Turan, in the Los Angeles Times, says “make no mistake about it, this woman is a force, and the great service this clear-eyed and admiring documentary provides is to emphasize not just Ginsburg’s work on the court but how extraordinarily influential she was before she even got there.” Rated PG for some thematic elements and language, “RBG” runs 96 minutes.

The Opera House Cinema Series is sponsored by Lake Shore Savings Bank. Tickets are available at the door for $7 (adults), $6.50 (seniors & Opera House members) and $5 (students) the night of each screening. A book of 10 movie passes is available for $60 at the door or online at www.fredopera.org. Thanks to the generous support of an anonymous donor, the first 20 SUNY Fredonia students at each screening are admitted free. For more information, call the Opera House Box Office at 679-1891.

The Opera House is equipped with individualized closed captioning headsets for the deaf as well as with assistive listening headsets for the hearing-impaired. Simply request one from any usher or Opera House staff member.

The 1891 Fredonia Opera House is a member-supported not-for-profit performing arts center located in Village Hall in downtown Fredonia. For a complete schedule of events, visit www.fredopera.org.


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