Denial (12A) | Electric Palace Starring Rachel Weisz and Timothy Spall, Denial tells the compelling story of the legal battle between Jewish
Denial (12A) | Electric Palace
Starring Rachel Weisz and Timothy Spall, Denial tells the compelling story of the legal battle between Jewish American historian Deborah Lipstadt and notorious Holocaust denier David Irving. It’s adapted by David Hare from Lipstadt’s own book about the 1996 libel case brought by Irving against her in London, forcing her to prove the essential truth that the Holocaust occurred and creating a landmark legal precedent.
Denial is powered by performance, with Spall’s Irving a poisonous mix of insecurity and bravado, a man blinded by his own prejudice and amplified by bluster; while Weisz givesa nuanced turn as the impassioned Lipstadt, who finds herself representing an entire people in her quest to prove the truth, ably supported by her legal team (Andrew Scott and Tom Wilkinson).
With obvious contemporary parallels to Brexit politics and Donald Trump’s mendacious presidential campaign – ‘Denial’ documents a necessary triumph of truth, reason and forensic fact over ignorance and prejudice.
Date: Saturday 11th March 2017
Time: Starts 7:30pm
Advance price: £4.00
Tickets available from Bridport Tourist Information Centre, Bridport Town Hall, South Street DT6 3LF. Tel: 01308 424901
(Saturday) 7:30 pm
The Electric Palace
35 South Street, Bridport, Dorset, DT6 3NY
Box Office01308 424901 Bridport Tourist Information, South Street, Bridport, DT6 3LF