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NYWIFT Women Who Dared Documentary: RBG

Join us for Week 2 of the NYWIFT Women Who Dared Documentary Series in partnership with International Documentary Association (IDA) and with support from the National Endowment for the Arts.

A six-week screening series of captivating documentaries by women filmmakers starting on Friday, October 23, 2020 and every Friday to follow.

Week 2: RBG

At the age of 85, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has developed a lengthy legal legacy while becoming an unexpected pop culture icon. But the unique personal journey of her rise to the nation’s highest court has been largely unknown, even to some of her biggest fans – until now. RBG  explores Ginsburg’s life and career.

Directed and produced by Betsy West and Julie Cohen. 

Watch the film: starting Friday, October 29th throughout the weekend provided by Magnolia Pictures.

Then join us on Monday, November 2nd at 4 PM EST for a conversation with Editor, Carla Gutierrez.

Moderated by Marcia Rock, Director of News and Documentary, NYU Journalism

Free to watch and attend. Register to receive links.



Carla Gutierrez is an ACE Eddie nominated editor. Gutierrez is the editor of the Oscar® -nominated documentary La Corona, and the Emmy®-nominated Reportero and Kingdom of Shadows. She also edited When Two Worlds Collide, winner of a Special Jury Award at Sundance. Her latest film, Chavela, won the 2nd place Audience Award at the 2017 Berlinale Film Festival. Gutierrez’s work has been broadcast on HBO, Netflix, POV, Independent Lens, and the Sundance Channel. She’s been a creative advisor for the Sundance Edit Lab and the Firelight Producers’ Lab. Gutierrez edited the Oscar nominated documentary RBG, about the life of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. RBG  premiered at Sundance and was theatrically released by Magnolia Pictures and Participant Media.

Marcia Rock (Moderator) has produced twelve documentaries since 1984 and received many awards including three local Emmys and several nominations. Her work covers international dilemmas, women’s issues as well as personal perspectives. Her recent film, UnReined is about an Israeli Equestrian champion who started the first Palestinian Equestrian Team. She has two films on veterans, Warriors Return and Service: When Women Come Marching Home (NY Emmy). Her recent short, Soldiers Period, produced with Patty Stotter, grew out of their work with women veterans and was distributed via social media. Rock’s other films on women include, Salt Harvesters of Ghana (2007,) and Daughters of the Troubles: Belfast Stories (1997) that won many awards including the AWRT Grand Documentary Award. Rock has produced several pieces on New York City and writers including McSorley’s New York (1987 Emmy), Village Writers: the Bohemian Legacy (1990), and Reynolds Price: a Writer’s Inheritance (1989). She also made a personal documentary, Dancing with My Father (2003), that ponders how adult love is shaped by what a child learns at home and Surrender Tango (2006) that compares the rules and roles of tango with relationships. Rock is a professor and Director of News and Documentary at the NYU Arthur Carter Journalism Institute. She is co-author with Marlene Sanders of Waiting for Prime Time: The Women of Television News. Her work has been featured on public and cable television. Her films are currently in distribution with Cinema Guild, Alexander Street, and Women Make Movies.

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