Tues. Oct. 25 at 7:30, 9:30 Wed. Oct. 26 at 1:30, 9:30 Thurs. Oct. 27 at 7:30, 9:30 Fri.-Sat.-Sun. Oct. 28-30 — 1:30, 4:00, 7:30, 9:30
(No 7:30 show on Wed. Oct. 26) — Rated PG-13
“Denial” is a true story which was first published as a best selling book, “History On Trial: My Day In Court” by Deborah Ann Lipstadt.
Rachel Weisz portrays Lipstadt, an author who was sued for libel after writing a book about the Holocaust.
The lawsuit is brought by David Irving (played by Timothy Spall), a pompous windbag who defiantly claims to be a Holocaust denier thereby making Lipstadt refute each of his claims in a British court, where the burden of proof is on the defense.
David Hare's lively screenplay is smart and engaging. The experienced director Mick Jackson treats the material with the reverence it deserves.
Oscar-winner Weisz does a fine job in the lead but Spall steals the show. Irving is unrepentant and unapologetic about his hate-filled views. Spall even manages to imbue his character with a certain nobleness, albeit in an evil cause.
Don't miss this fresh and engaging look at one of history's most tragic moments.