City Screen York Mark Holocaust Memorial Day with Special Screening of ‘Denial’ and Q&A
City Screen York Mark Holocaust Memorial Day
Special Screening of Denial with Q&A
In her 1993 book Denying The Holocaust, American academic Deborah Lipstadt dubbed British historian David Irving “one of the most dangerous spokespersons for Holocaust denial”.
Irving was well-known for his outspoken pronouncements, which included declaring that there had never been gas chambers at Auschwitz. Lipstadt was stunned. Then, he sued her for libel, obliging her under English law to prove in court that the Holocaust really happened.
The ins and outs of this landmark battle are the subject of Denial. It is a captivating drama scripted by David Hare, with Rachel Weisz as Lipstadt and Timothy Spall as Irving. With its rich characters, topical theme and powerhouse performances, it is one of this season’s most compelling titles, and a strong award contender.
To mark Holocaust Memorial Day on January 27th, 2017, City Screen York are presenting a special screening of Denial. The film will be followed by a Q&A with Ben Drake from City of York Holocaust Memorial Day Steering Group, and Lilian Black, the Chair of Holocaust Survivors Friendship Association. Lilian’s father, Eugene Black, was a Holocaust survivor.
To book tickets for this special event, visit picturehouses.com