Oceanside CA— The North County Film Club proudly presents a screening of ‘Denial’ September 24, 2017, 3:00pm. at the Mission Marketplace Theater located 431 College Blvd., Oceanside. Please arrive early for a good seat and stay for the discussion following the film.
‘Denial’ is a rich and meticulously researched true study of the infamous 2000 London trial in which Deborah Lipstadt, an American academic who teaches Jewish history courses at Emory University in Atlanta, was sued for libel in the U.K. by nutty, prejudiced, controversial, widely hated English historian and Nazi sympathizer David Irving (played with quiet, smoldering force by creepy Timothy Spall). Lipstadt had labeled Irving a Holocaust denier in her 1993 book Denying the Holocaust, a charge which he claimed—despite his insistence that there were no gas chambers and the Holocaust was a myth perpetrated by publicity-seeking Jews—had damaged his career.
Having already refused many invitations to publicly debate him on his assertion that the genocide of 6 million Jews was a hoax (“I won’t debate facts,” she said), Lipstadt was shocked to find herself forced to fight prejudice in a court of law. Her ensuing two years of legal battles form the meat and muscle of the film, based on her book Denial: Holocaust History on Trial. The brave, humiliating, often terrifying experiences compiled in both the book and the film are devastating.” By Rex Reed • 09/28/16
Directed by: Mick Jackson
Written by: David Hare and Deborah Lipstadt
Starring: Rachel Weisz, Timothy Spall, Tom Wilkinson and Andrew Scott
Running time: 110 min.