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Holocaust in Film 2022, Film #4: Denial

February 6, 2022 @ 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm


Free admission 

Free popcorn is provided for all attendees

Stay tuned after the screening for a discussion of the film led by local film director, producer, and historian, Michele Forman


Based on the acclaimed book Denial: Holocaust History on TrialDENIAL recounts Deborah E. Lipstadt’s (Academy Award® winner Rachel Weisz) legal battle for historical truth against David Irving (BAFTA nominee Timothy Spall), who accused her of libel when she declared him a Holocaust denier. In the English legal system, in cases of libel, the burden of proof is on the defendant, therefore it was up to Lipstadt and her legal team, led by Richard Rampton (Academy Award® nominee Tom Wilkinson), to prove the essential truth that the Holocaust occurred.



“Weisz’s conviction, passion and galvanizing outrage drive Denial. For a Jewish academic, this was no intellectual exercise, and Weisz lets us see it. Between the frames, Weisz likewise assures us that Denial is no routine movie for a Jewish actress.” –Mick LaSalle, San Francisco Chronicle

“Another illuminating performance by Rachel Weisz and a brilliant screenplay by the distinguished British playwright David Hare make Denial one of the most powerful and riveting courtroom dramas ever made.” –Rex Reed, Observer

“It could hardly seem more relevant than in this era of ‘alternative facts.’”-Donald Clarke, Irish Times

“Courtroom dramas can be tricky, tetchy things, but director Jackson, working from a script by David Hare (The Hours) keeps the suspense and moral indignation peaking high…” –Marc Savlov, The Austin Chronicle


Film Trailer:



February 6, 2022
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
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Sidewalk Film Center & Cinema
1821 2nd Ave N
Birmingham, AL 35203 United States
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