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LOCAL>> Making the Case: Ruth Bader Ginsburg and the Case of the Handbags

Presented by Commonwealth Club at Streaming Arts

Jan 21 2021
LOCAL>> Making the Case: Ruth Bader Ginsburg and the Case of the Handbags

Discussion of director’s new short film about RBG’s handbags

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg told filmmaker Jennifer Callahan, “If I left the house without a bag, I’d go right back inside to get it.”

The late justice was known for her eponymous lace collars, but she also was a collector of handbags.

Now, just months after the death of the groundbreaking leader, Callahan shares the insights into Ginsburg’s thinking that were revealed in her collection of handbags.

Join us for an unexpected look into the thinking of a legal legend.

Jennifer Callahan is a documentary filmmaker engaging with stories that go against the grain. Her first feature documentary, The Bungalows of Rockaway (2010), chronicles 100 years of the epic lives of New York City’s largest beach community and foregrounds urbanism, architectural history and race/ethnicity. Everything Is Different Now (2015) illustrates the impact of Superstorm Sandy on Rockaway and the surprising recovery taken by residents. And now in Callahan’s short film Making the Case (2020), a renowned mind directs her gaze on select mundane belongings.

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