Studios re-release Ginsburg films, pledge to donate profits to ACLU Foundation
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Two movie studios announced Tuesday that they would jointly re-release a pair of films about the late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader GinsburgRuth Bader GinsburgCourt watchers buzz about Breyer's possible retirement Five hot-button issues Biden didn't mention in his address to Congress Schumer waiting for recommendation on Supreme Court expansion MORE, who died on Friday, with proceeds going to the American Civil Liberties Union's (ACLU) Women's Rights Project.

Focus Features and Magnolia Pictures said in a joint press release that the 2018 biopic "On the Basis of Sex" and the documentary "RBG" from the same year would return to theaters and some on-demand streaming platforms on Friday.

“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," said the two companies.


The films both touch on Ginsburg's early life and her time at the ACLU, during which she co-founded the Women's Rights Project, which represents the ACLU's efforts against discrimination on the basis of sex.

Ginsburg co-founded the project in 1972, and it has since gone on to represent dozens of cases before the Supreme Court.

The ACLU praised Ginsburg's legacy in a statement following her death, calling her one of the most consequential Supreme Court justices in American history.

"With the exception of Thurgood Marshall, no Supreme Court justice did more to realize the Constitution’s promise of 'equal protection of the law' than Ruth Bader Ginsburg," the organization said.

"She deserved every bit of the praise," the ACLU added of Ginsburg's celebrity status later in life. "One of only nine women in a class of about five hundred at Harvard Law School, she broke many barriers, and her work made it possible for young women today to take for granted that they cannot be denied admission, jobs, or other benefits simply because of their sex."