On the Basis of Sex

Director: Mimi Leder

2018, USA, 120 min, PG-13


Cast: Felicity Jones, Armie Hammer, Justin Theroux, Kathy Bates, Sam Waterston

Guest Speaker Announcement

Guest speaker will follow the screening on Saturday, January 12 at 7:30 p.m.

Debbie Levy is the author of more than 20 nonfiction and fiction books for young people, including New York Times best-selling I Dissent: Ruth Bader Ginsberg Makes Her Mark, winner of the Sydney Taylor Book Award and National Jewish Book Award. Other books include Soldier Song: A True Story of the Civil War; We Shall Overcome: The Story of a Song; and The Year of Goodbyes. In 2019, Debbie’s new books include This Promise of Change: One Girl’s Story in the Fight for School Equality (with Jo Ann Allen Boyce; nonfiction-in-verse) and Becoming RBG: Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s Journey to Justice (biography in graphic novel format). A former lawyer and newspaper editor, Debbie lives in Maryland with her husband. They have two grown sons.

Ruth Bader Ginsburg is a struggling attorney and new mother who faces adversity and numerous obstacles in her fight for equal rights. When Ruth takes on a groundbreaking tax case with her husband, attorney Martin Ginsburg, she knows it could change the direction of her career and the way the courts view gender discrimination.

“Call it ‘The Notorious RBG: The Early Years’ as a terrific Felicity Jones finds the fire and fury in the young Ruth Bader Ginsburg as she takes on her lifelong battle against gender discrimination.” – Peter Travers, Rolling Stone.