Focus Features and Magnolia Pictures announced on Tuesday that they will re-release Ruth Bader Ginsburg biopic On the Basis of Sex and the documentary RBG on Friday in theaters, in tribute to the late Supreme Court Justice.
Both films will play in approximately 1,000 theaters nationwide. They will also be available on-demand with the proceeds being donated to the American Civil Liberties Union Foundation to support its Women’s Rights Project that was co-founded by Ginsburg in 1972.
Focus and Magnolia said in a joint statement: “Justice Ginsburg spent her life upholding fairness, the law, and the rights of all Americans. These films highlight only a small portion of her legacy to screen, but her vast impact on our country goes far beyond them. We hope that moviegoers are re-inspired by her passion, her courage, and take that back into the world.”
Both films were original released in 2018, On the Basis of Sex was released by Focus Features in theaters, and RBG was released in theaters and on-demand by Magnolia Pictures. On the Basis of Sex focused on Ginsburg’s early life in law school and her groundbreaking case Moritz v. IRS, the first to find that gender discrimination is a violation of the U.S. Constitution. It starred Felicity Jones as Ginsburg and Armie Hammer as her husband, Martin Ginsburg, directed by Mimi Leder. RBG is a documentary directed by Julie Cohen and Betsy West that followed Ginsburg’s rise to the nation’s highest court while becoming an unexpected pop culture icon.
Cohen and West said in a joint statement: “From her Supreme Court chambers to her exercise room, what a privilege and a joy it was for us to train our camera on RBG, and capture the story of this feisty, determined, brilliant woman who used her talents to make our world a better place.”
Participant, a partner on both titles, will join the distributors on #ThankYouRuth, a social tribute campaign asking fans to share posts honoring Ginsburg’s legacy.
Ginsburg died Sept. 18 at the age of 87.