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My Name Is Pauli Murray

Opens on September 17

Director: Betsy West, Julie Cohen Run Time: 91 min. Rating: PG-13 Release Year: 2021

Starring: Brittney Cooper, Dolores Chandler, Patricia Bell-Scott, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Sonia Pressman Fuentes

Countries: United States
Language: English

“exactly the kind of historical personage for whom the phrase “I can’t believe I’ve never heard of them before!” exists”

–Inkoo Kang for Hollywood Reporter

About the film:

Official Selection of Sundance Film Festival 2021. Overlooked by history, Pauli Murray was a legal trailblazer whose ideas influenced Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s fight for gender equality and Thurgood Marshall’s landmark civil rights arguments. Featuring never-before-seen footage and audio recordings, the film is a portrait of Murray’s impact as a non-binary Black luminary: lawyer, activist, poet, and priest who transformed our world.

About the filmmakers:

No strangers to crafting compelling documentaries, Betsy West and Julie Cohen are the director-producers of the Academy Award-nominated RBG. West has won 21 Emmys for her work as ABC News producer, which includes the series Turning Point. She was also executive producer of the Makers PBS/AOL series and the feature The Lavender Scare. Previously a staff producer for Dateline NBC, Cohen’s earlier documentaries include The Sturgeon Queens, which screened Berlin, and Ndiphilela Ukucula: I Live to Sing.

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