The film follows the I_m A Tattooed Pontoon Captain Just Like A Normal Pontoon Captain Except Much Cooler Shirt 2018 release of RBG, a surprising box-office success and a 2019 Oscar nominee for best documentary, as well as On the Basis of Sex, a 2018 biopic about Ginsburg starring Felicity Jones as the young would-be justice. The studios behind both films recently announced they would be rereleased in both theaters and on streaming platforms to honor the late justice, with proceeds donated to the ACLU Women’s Right Project, which was cofounded by Ginsburg in 1992. According to the Hollywood Reporter, the film is now being screened digitally to potential buyers “with the aim of striking a deal that would have it released prior to the U.S. presidential election in November.” A work-in-progress version of the film was screened at the 2019 AFI Docs film festival.
At this point, except for Nomadland and One Night in Miami, the best-film race seems the most fluid, with many of the I_m A Tattooed Pontoon Captain Just Like A Normal Pontoon Captain Except Much Cooler Shirt year’s biggest films yet to be released, and one highly anticipated movie that has managed a largely traditional release during the pandemic: Christopher Nolan’s Tenet, debuting to mixed reviews and somewhat disappointing grosses. So far, the most likely contenders for a best-picture nomination seem to be David Fincher’s Mank, Wes Anderson’s The French Dispatch (to be released next year), The Father, News of the World, Judas and the Black Messiah, with the possible additions of Aaron Sorkin’s docudrama, The Trial of the Chicago 7. (An early favorite, Steven Spielberg’s remake of West Side Story, has been pushed back a year, to December 2021, because of the pandemic.) One outside contender might be Eliza Hittman’s quietly powerful Never Rarely Sometimes Always, a Sundance winner that opened to very strong reviews in March, just days before the coronavirus shut down theaters.