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Free movie night June 12 at Dexter library

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DEXTER — On Wednesday, June 12 at 6 p.m. the Abbott Memorial Library in Dexter will be presenting a recent film based on the life of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

One of the first things you hear in the film is the song “Ten Thousand Men of Harvard.” And that is more or less what you see onscreen: a parade of mostly pale males in dark suits marching through Cambridge. In their midst is Ruth Bader Ginsburg (Felicity Jones), a first-year law student and one of only nine women (out of nearly 500 students) in her class.

This film, directed by Mimi Leder from a screenplay by Daniel Stiepleman (Justice Ginsburg’s nephew), is interested in Ginsburg’s role in bringing about social and legal change in our country. This film focuses on just two key elements: her wonderfully supportive marriage to the late tax attorney, Martin Ginsburg (Armie Hammer) and the one case they argued together, a landmark in outlawing discrimination “on the basis of sex.” Rather than trace the full arc of her career, it focuses on the first sex-discrimination case she argued in federal court in the early 1970s, and on the development of a legal strategy to challenge injustices so deeply ingrained as to seem perfectly natural.

Join us on when we’ll view this truly inspiring film. For more information please call 924-7292.

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