“Confirmation” is a film that HBO should be proud to have produced. Taking the side of no one, the film seeks to see how ambiguity and personal bias creates scandal. Specifically, when sexual harassment is involved. While Left-Wing history would have you believe Anita Hill, you also get an idea about how Thomas saw things. I love the fact that the film went the harder route of showing that no one is totally right in the case.
Hindsight and popular ethical stances would automatically have you believe the accuser, but that’s now how life works. In a case where evidence is barely there and most of what is presented is recollection, it’s up to a judge to work through what’s there. While that ignores emotion and personal feelings, it’s the only way to find the truth. Did Justice Thomas escape the accusations of Anita Hill? Sure. However, I feel that attention had to be paid to what Hill’s co-workers and friends were saying at the time. Convenience and timing worked for and against both sides in the matter. Did the truth prevail? Who knows? But, this case changed workplace equality forever.
- 1.78:1 1080p transfer
- DTS-HD 5.1 master audio track
RELEASE DATE: 8/2/2016
The Plot Thus Far
Confirmation takes a look behind the curtain of Washington politics, depicting the explosive 1991 Clarence Thomas Supreme Court nomination hearings where Anita Hill accused him of sexual harassment. The hearings brought the country to a standstill and became a pivotal moment in American culture forever changing how we perceive and experience workplace equality and gender politics. Rick Famuyiwa directs a script written by Susannah Grant.
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