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Confirmation (2016)

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Judge Clarence Thomas' nomination to the United States Supreme Court is called into question when Anita Hill, a former colleague, testifies that he sexually harassed her.

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Rick Famuyiwa

Writer:

Susannah Grant
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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 3 wins & 18 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Kerry Washington ... Anita Hill
Wendell Pierce ... Clarence Thomas
Greg Kinnear ... Joe Biden
Jeffrey Wright ... Charles Ogletree
Eric Stonestreet ... Ken Duberstein
Bill Irwin ... Jack Danforth
Zoe Lister-Jones ... Carolyn Hart
Grace Gummer ... Ricki Seidman
Treat Williams ... Ted Kennedy
Dylan Baker ... Orrin Hatch
Erika Christensen ... Shirley Wiegand
Alison Wright ... Ginni Thomas
Malcolm Gets ... Arlen Specter
Peter McRobbie ... Alan Simpson
Kimberly Elise ... Sonia Jarvis
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Judge Clarence Thomas' nomination to the United States Supreme Court is called into question when Anita Hill, a former colleague, testifies that he sexually harassed her.

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It only takes one voice to change history.


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TV-14 | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 April 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Atlanta, Georgia, USA

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Dolby Digital

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Color

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16:9 HD
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Trivia

Kerry Washington was originally in negotiations to star alongside Kate Hudson in Unforgettable (2017), but decided to use her hiatus from Scandal (2012) to make this film instead. See more »

Goofs

As Clarence Thomas enters that Senate Office Building at around 40:25, several photographers are using modern Digital SLR cameras, not in production in 1991, and the rear LCD screen is visible on one. See more »

Quotes

Anita Hill: Why are you doing this?
Charles Ogletree: I've got students more qualified than Thomas. Plus, I believe you.
Anita Hill: What about tenure?
Charles Ogletree: Hell, in 24 hours, I'll be able to get any job I want. Fuck tenure.
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Thrilling Political Drama
1 May 2016 | by gmclean-24636See all my reviews

The HBO film, "Confirmation" documents the grueling events of Judge Clarence Thomas' US Supreme Court confirmation hearings. For a young person that is not as familiar with the history behind his confirmation to the US Supreme Court this film was very shocking and very upsetting. Before watching this movie I did not know about all of the controversy that surrounded his nomination and I had never heard of Anita Hill. When President Bush nominated Thomas (Wendell Pierce) to replace Thurgood Marshall the nation was overall convinced that he would be confirmed by the Senate. However when Anita Hill (Kerry Washington) is asked to come forward to with her testimony of sexual harassment against Thomas the chaos begins. The director Rick Famuyiwa includes news clips that were live during the hearings which enhances the audiences' experience. The news clips make the viewers feel as if the hearings are taking place now. Also this film includes many behind the scenes looks into what occurred without the public's knowledge and it is very disturbing. I would recommend this film because of the outstanding acting and the important message.


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