Movie Shown At Walton & Weybridge Film Society – Denial

Denial - Movie At Walton & Weybridge Film Society in Walton-on-Thames

Wednesday October 24th: 8pm

Director: Mick Jackson, 110 mins. English language, colour. Leading players: Rachel Weisz (Deborah Lipschadt); Tom Wilkinson (Richard Rampton); Timothy Spall (David Irving).

Walton and Weybridge Film Society - Movies at Cecil Hepworth Playhouse

A film of substance and power centring on a famous libel trial brought about by a renowned ‘denier’ of the holocaust.

Film Synopsis

In 1994, Deborah Lipschadt is giving a lecture in her US university based on her book ‘Denying the Holocaust’. She is challenged there and then by David Irving, a prominent UK ‘denier’, to prove the holocaust actually occurred.

Two years later, Deborah finds she is being sued for libel in the UK courts by Irving. She flies to the UK to discover British law is fundamentally different from the US situation and that her defence has to prove the alleged libel is true.

The film then follows in fascinating detail the preparations for mounting Deborah’s case, culminating in the gripping legal exchanges in court where Irving chooses to conduct his own case.

Tom Wilkinson as Deborah’s barrister and Timothy Spall give outstanding performances in a film dedicated to the truth.


Walton and Weybridge Film Society - Movies at Cecil Hepworth Playhouse

Film Notes

The internal court scenes were filmed at County Hall in Kingston, where there is a recreation of an Old Bailey court and which is used solely for film and TV work.

About Our Film Society

Walton and Weybridge Film Society meet at roughly three-weekly intervals on Wednesday evenings, commencing at 8pm at the Cecil Hepworth Playhouse, Hurst Grove (off Hepworth Way), Walton-on-Thames to watch well regarded (mostly recent) films that have probably not been shown in our local cinemas. The programme for this season is listed in the application form (see below).

The venue is owned by Elmbridge Council and used mainly by amateur dramatic societies but it is also very suitable for film shows, with tiered seating and the usual amenities.

Refreshments are provided without charge in a side room after each show and film club members are invited to discuss their reactions to the movie with the Committee and other members.

If you live in Walton or Weybridge or close to this area (for example Hersham, Shepperton, Cobham, Esher), why not join us?
If you would like to join our Film Society, please print off This Application Form and mention the All About Weybridge website.

Early Membership Discount

Join and pay your club subscription by 25th August 2018 for an ‘early bird’ discount of £2 (single member) and £4 (double membership).

Programme of Movies at Walton and Weybridge Film Society

October Movie – Denial
At The Cecil Hepworth Playhouse
Walton On Thames

Event Times & Venue

Date: Wednesday 24th October 2018
Start Time: 8pm.

Address: The Performance Hall,
The Cecil Hepworth Playhouse,
Hurst Grove,
Surrey KT12 1AT

Note: Hurst Grove is off Hepworth Way (A3050)

Parking: On-site parking is extremely limited and patrons are directed, unless mobility is very restricted (places available only on a first-come, first-served basis), to use the ample free facilities behind Little Waitrose, which is a short way further along Hepworth Way.

Contact Walton and Weybridge Film Society

For membership & guest ticket enquiries, telephone: 01932 226 386
Please mention the All About Weybridge website

For all membership enquiries please contact
our Membership Secretary by email:

You may contact our Chairman,
Ken Wilson:


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