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“DENIAL”: Free Movie Screening 2/20/18
February 20 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pmFree
Please join us for a free public screening of the movie “DENIAL”starring Rachel Weisz and Tom Wilkinson. Mark your calendars!
Date: Tuesday, February 20, 2018
Place: Tucson JCC, 3800 E. River Road
Cost: FREE and OPEN TO ALL
RSVP requested but not required.
“History has had its day in court and scored a crushing victory.” -The London Times
“DENIAL” is the TRUE STORY of a riveting 10-week trial during which renowned Holocaust scholar, Dr. Deborah Lipstadt defended the truth and triumphed over an infamous Holocaust denier.
Based on the acclaimed book Denial: Holocaust History on Trial, DENIAL 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.
DENIAL is directed by Emmy Award® winner Mick Jackson (“Temple Grandin”) and adapted for the screen by BAFTA and Academy Award® nominated writer David Hare (The Reader). Producers are Gary Foster and Russ Krasnoff.
The free screening of DENIAL is a collaborative effort between Tucson Hebrew Academy, Jewish History Museum, Jewish Federation of Southern Arizona, and the Jewish Community Center.