27 2016

JCC Without Walls Filmfest: "Denial" at the Terrace

7:00PM - 9:00PM  

Terrace Theater

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JCC Without Walls Filmfest presents "Denial" at the Terrace. "Denial" recounts Emory religion professor Deborah Lipstadt’s internationally publicized legal battle against a British Holocaust denier. Based upon her acclaimed 2005 memoir, " History on Trial: My Day in Court with a Holocaust Denier," the film stars Academy Award winner Rachel Weisz as Lipstadt, two-time Academy Award nominee Tom Wilkinson as her British barrister, and Cannes Award winner Timothy Spall as Holocaust denier David Irving.
In 2000, Lipstadt made international headlines when she battled libel charges brought by Irving over passages in her 1993 book "Denying the Holocaust" that identified him as one of the most dangerous proponents of the denial movement. In the English legal system, the burden of proof is on the accused; therefore it was up to Lipstadt and her legal team to prove the essential truth that the Holocaust happened.