Synopsis: When university professor Deborah E. Lipstadt includes World War II historian David Irving in a book about Holocaust deniers, Irving accuses her of libel and sparks a legal battle for historical truth. With the burden of proof placed on the accused, Lipstadt and her legal team fight to prove the essential truth that the Holocaust occurred. Based on the book "History on Trial: My Day in Court with a Holocaust Denier."
Genre: Biography, Drama
Year:
2016
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DEBORAH is already through the door with box, tapes, speech,

coffee. LEONIE is too late.

LEONIE:

You want a hand with that?

8 INT. AUDITORIUM. DEKALB COLLEGE. ATLANTA. DAY. CREDITS 8

DEBORAH confidently pushes her way into a hall, with columns

and rows of empty seats, heading towards the speaker’s

lectern. The event’s organizer is GLORIA, black, 40s, is

trying to keep up with DEBORAH’S brisk pace.

DEBORAH:

I do a lot of these events, so I

have quite a clear idea how best to

handle them. If you can put a table

at the back. Right by the door,

perfect as they leave.

GLORIA:

Certainly will.

DEBORAH:

I took the liberty of calling a

couple of local papers for

coverage. Mia Daniels, Grant from

the Inquirer...

GLORIA:

Oh good. We were going to do that.

You’re one step ahead.

DEBORAH:

Well I hope so. I like to be.

DEBORAH looks round the hall, checking the first arrivals.

9 INT & EXT. CAR & STREETS. ATLANTA. DAY. CREDITS 9

Two MEN in the front - heavy, determined. In the back, a

third MAN, whose face is not seen. They’re all quiet. They

drive along busy streets: downtown Atlanta, aspiring,

skyscrapered. The traffic thins as they approach the college.

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10 INT. AUDITORIUM. DAY. CREDITS 10

DEBORAH is at the table at the back, taking books out,

arranging notebook, pen, ledger, cashbox: the perfect

professional. STUDENTS are arriving, most black, most young.

GLORIA:

Can I help?

DEBORAH:

You’re going to laugh, sorry, but

I’ve got a system. It works for me.

They smile. The result is indeed impressive, completed at the

end by her putting an author photograph against the books.

The credits end.

11 EXT. DEKALB. DAY 11

The car draws up in a car park outside. The two MEN get out.

The third MAN’S shoes, English, beautifully polished, land on

the tarmac. The trunk at the back is opened, and inside there

is a huge cardboard box, and a big black case. These are

taken out. Bang, the trunk is closed.

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David Hare

Sir David Hare Born5 June 1947 (age 70) St Leonards-on-Sea, Hastings, East Sussex OccupationPlaywright, screenwriter, director EducationMA (Cantab.), English Literature Alma materLancing College Jesus College, Cambridge Notable worksThe Judas Kiss Plenty Pravda The Absence of War Licking Hitler Skylight Strapless The Blue Room Stuff Happens Notable awardsBAFTA, Golden Bear, Olivier Award SpouseNicole Farhi Sir David Hare (born 5 June 1947) is an English playwright, screenwriter and theatre and film director. Best known for his stage work, Hare has also enjoyed great success with films, receiving two Academy Award nominations for Best Adapted Screenplay for writing. more…

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