On The Basis Of Sex

On The Basis Of Sex

  • Directed by Mimi Leder
  • Starring Felicity Jones, Armie Hammer, Justin Theroux, Sam Waterston, Kathy Bates, Cailee Spaeny, Jack Reynor
  • USA | 117mins | 2018 | rated (12A)

Approx advert and trailer run time: 25 mins

Film run time: 1hr 57m

A tribute screening for US Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg who was a legal, cultural and feminist icon who sadly passed away this September.

In 1956, Ruth Bader Ginsburg was very much outnumbered in a 500-strong male-dominated class at Harvard Law School; 37 years later, she became the second ever woman appointed to the Supreme Court.

Mimi Leder’s biopic follows Ginsburg (portrayed by Felicity Jones) as she rises up the ranks of the legal profession and fights against discrimination on the basis of sex— starting with a ground-breaking tax case that she and her husband, Martin Ginsburg (Armie Hammer), knew could change the direction of her career and the way the courts view gender discrimination.

This masterful portrayal pays homage to a woman who found her voice challenging deeply established male colleagues and brought about seismic change to the US legal system. Doing justice to a legendary figure is no easy feat, but Leder definitely succeeds, impeccably casting Jones to tell the story of an unwavering will.

An inspiring and spirited true story of an incredible woman who spent a lifetime flourishing in the face of adversity.