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On Tuesday 20th June we screen DENIAL (12A)
At Walsingham Picture Palace, The Parish Hall, High Street, Walsingham NR22 6AA
At 7.30pm. Doors open 7pm for ticket sales and refreshments.
Tickets £4, £3.50 members, on the door
Director: Mick Jackson. Starring: Rachel Weisz, Timothy Spall, Tom Wilkinson, Andrew Scott, Jack Lowden, Caren Pistorius, Alex Jennings. 110 mins.
The story of university professor Deborah Lipstadt’s legal battle for historical truth against World War II historian David Irving, who accuses her of libel when she declares him a Holocaust denier. In the English legal system the burden of proof in a libel case is on the accused, so it’s up to Lipstadt and her legal team to prove the essential truth that the Holocaust occurred.
Based on the true events of the 1996 libel case, adapted from Lipstadt’s acclaimed book ‘History on Trial: My Day in Court with a Holocaust Denier’, the film documents the triumph of truth and reason over ignorance and prejudice.
‘Lipstadt’s day in court with Irving has been dramatised by David Hare with his usual keen fidelity to argument and counter-argument.’ Tim Robey, Daily Telegraph
‘As flat-earthery returns to the world, this drama about a historian’s pursual through the UK justice system by a Holocaust denier is refreshing and very pertinent’. Peter Bradshaw, Guardian