denial

DENIAL. M. True Story/Drama. 110mins. April

Courtroom drama from the director of The Bodyguard, starring Academy Award-winner Rachel Weisz as a writer being sued for libel by a renowned Holocaust denier (Timothy Spall).

"David Irving (Spall), once a well-regarded military historian, courted controversy when he began citing the pseudoscientific Leuchter report as proof that the Holocaust was a hoax. Lipstadt (Weisz) explicitly labelled him a denier in her 1993 book Denying the Holocaust, and he sued her for libel. But since the burden of proof in English libel law lies with the accused, it bizarrely fell to Lipstadt and her legal team to demonstrate that one of the defining events of the century did indeed transpire."

Directed by Mick Jackson ('The Bodyguard', 'Volcano', 'L.A. Story')

Starring Rachel Weisz, Andrew Scott, Timothy Spall, Tom Wilkinson, Mark Gatiss, Harriet Walter, Jack Lowden, Alex Jennings, Caren Pistorius, John Sessions

table 19

TABLE 19. Comedy. 87min. May

Anna Kendrick is an ex-maid of honor (having been relieved of her duties after being dumped by the best man) who insists on still attending the wedding in this comedy written by the Duplass brothers (Baghead, Cyrus). There, she is forced to sit with five randoms at the dreaded Table 19.

Starring Anna Kendrick, Amanda Crew, Lisa Kudrow, Wyatt Russell, Stephen Merchant, Tony Revolori, Craig Robinson, June Squibb

zookeeper's wife THE ZOOKEEPER'S WIFE. Drama/Ture Storey. May

The real-life story of one working wife and mother who became a hero to hundreds during World War II. In 1939 Poland, Antonina Żabińska (Chastain) and her husband, Dr. Jan Żabiński (Johan Heldenbergh), have the Warsaw Zoo flourishing under his stewardship and her care. When their country is invaded by the Nazis, Jan and Antonina are stunned – and forced to report to the Reich’s newly appointed chief zoologist, Lutz Heck (Daniel Brühl). To fight back on their own terms, Antonina and Jan covertly begin working with the Resistance – and put into action plans to save lives out of what has become the Warsaw Ghetto, with Antonina putting herself and even her children at great risk.Hide

Directed by Niki Caro ('Whale Rider', 'North Country', 'McFarland, USA')

Starring Jessica Chastain, Daniel Brühl, Johan Heldenbergh, Iddo Goldberg, Michael McElhatton, Anna Rust, Goran Kostić