On the Basis of Sex

On the Basis of Sex
Screening
On the Basis of Sex

Event Date

Wed 06 Nov 2019

Event Time

09:30 - 11:40

Location

ODEON Surrey Quays, Surrey Quays Leisure Park, Redriff Road, London, Greater London, SE16 7LL, England

12A

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Cost

FREE

Recommended Age Group

11–16

Curriculum Subject/s

  • Careers
  • Citizenship
  • Democracy
  • History
  • Human Rights
  • Law
  • Parliament
  • Politics
  • Twentieth Century
  • World History

Accessibility:

  • Wheelchair friendly
    Wheelchair Access

Biopic of American lawyer and professor Ruth Bader Ginsburg and her struggle for gender equality as she prepares for a landmark case.

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Film title

On the Basis of Sex


Synopsis

Attending Harvard Law School as a first-year student in 1956, Ruth Bader Ginsburg must overcome more than most. Not only is she forced to justify her chosen career to the Dean, but as one of the few females in the class she encounters discrimination at every turn, from the absence of women’s toilets to being mocked for her contributions. Despite Ruth’s outstanding performance in her studies, no firm will take her because of her sex and so she decides to take up a teaching position. As she foregoes her own dreams to educate and inspire the next generation of lawyers, in 1970 she is presented with a case of apparent gender discrimination which she believes she can win, and with support from her teenage daughter embarks upon arguing for a landmark case in gender equality law. ‘On the Basis of Sex’ is a stirring portrayal of a trailblazing woman who defied expectations to change the course of history for women’s rights, becoming only the second female Justice to serve on the US Supreme Court.

Infrequent strong language.

Director/s

Mimi Leder

Year

2018

Country of Production

USA

Genres

  • Biopics

Language

English

Duration

120 minutes

Venue name

ODEON Surrey Quays

Address

Surrey Quays Leisure Park,
London,
Greater London,
SE16 7LL