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JJML Live: Film Club Discussion “Denial”
March 22, 2021 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm EDT
For adults. Watch the 2016 biographical drama Denial beforehand and then join us for a Zoom discussion of the film with fellow movie lovers. It’s like a book club, for movies!
Summary from Kanopy:
This biographical drama recounts Deborah E. Lipstadt’s (Rachel Weisz) legal battle for historical truth against David Irving (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 (Tom Wilkinson), to prove the essential truth that the Holocaust occurred.
Nominated for Outstanding British Film of the Year at the BAFTA Awards. Official Selection at the Toronto International Film Festival.
“Weisz’s conviction, passion and galvanizing outrage drive Denial. For a Jewish academic, this was now intellectual exercise and Weisz lets us see it.” – Mick LaSalle, The San Francisco Chronicle
How to Watch Denial:
Stream with Kanopy: Stream classic, indie, and foreign films (and more) for free with your library card at kanopy.com. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you need help setting up Kanopy.
Watch on Kanopy
Borrow it: You can place an inter-library loan request for Denial on DVD and pick it up via Plaza Pick-Up. Call us at 631-725-0049 x1 to reserve a copy or reserve it online:
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