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29th November 2017 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm£5.25
In 1996, the historian Deborah Lipstadt was pursued in the UK courts by the notorious Holocaust denier David Irving, for calling him a falsifier of history in her book Denying the Holocaust: The Growing Assault on Truth and Memory. This movie version of those events, stars Rachel Weisz as Lipstadt and Timothy Spall as Irving. Weisz plays the professional historian who is astonished to find that people expect her to debate on equal terms with sinister deniers. Lipstadt retains the solicitor Anthony Julius, (Andrew Scott), who plans a shrewd legal tactic that involves the case being heard in front of a judge, with no jury, to minimise Irving’s theatricals. This film, which reasserts the primacy of truth telling its story with punchy commitment and force, is a breath of fresh air. (modified Peter Bradshaw, Guardian)
UK & US 2016, 110 mins, English
Director Mike Jackson featuring Rachel Weisz, Tom Wilkinson, Timothy Spall
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