Scone Films presents inspiring true story On The Basis of Sex at its pop-up cinema

AN inspiring true story, which focuses on US Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, will delight Scone Films patrons this week.

Now a revered figure, she is, in the most tasteful way possible, a revolutionary figure.

Ginsburg evokes elegance and restraint, both in the calm precision of her statements and in her personal style.

And, in On The Basis of Sex, the movie highlights the early stages of her career.

Ruth Bader Ginsburg (Felicity Jones), a struggling attorney and new mother, faces adversity and numerous obstacles in her fight for equal rights.

When she takes on a ground-breaking tax case with her husband, attorney Martin Ginsburg (Armie Hammer), she knows it could change the direction of her career and the way the courts view gender discrimination.

Her claim was that the law discriminates on the bases of gender.

At the heart of Ruth's journey is a moving romance with her partner Marty, and a poignant relationship with her daughter, who embodies a new generation of women following in her footsteps.

As she struggles to be hired, and heard, in a profession dominated by men, her husband becomes her greatest ally in a partnership built on love and equality.

"Ruth Bader Ginsburg was later appointed Associate Justice of the US Supreme Court," Scone Films' Catherine Boulton said.

"She was selected by President Bill Clinton and took the oath of office in 1993.

"She's the second female justice of four to be confirmed to the court, a position she holds to this day.

"So, see where her story began in this stirring, heartfelt drama.

"If you haven't been to Scone Films before, come along and support your local community cinema.

"As always, there is a warm welcome for everyone.

"There's no membership; it's open to all.

"Come with friends or on you own - and make new friends there."

On The Basis Of Sex, rated M, will screen at 7.30pm on Friday, May 17, at the pop-up cinema at the corner of Oxford Road and Cooper Street, Scone.

Doors open from 7pm.

Entry is $12.

To be sure of a ticket, purchase in advance from the website, www.sconefilms.org.au, Hunt a Book Scone, or at the door.

Tea and coffee will be available.

For insurance requirements, under-18s must be accompanied by a parent or adult guardian.

Details are on the website www.sconefilms.org.au or www.facebook.com/sconefilms