Film Review: Confirmation (2016)

The HBO film Confirmation, which premiered on the network last April, benefits greatly from the time of its release. Depicting the 1991 confirmation hearing of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, which became a media circus when sexual harassment charges were leveled at Thomas by law professor Anita Hill, Confirmation asks provocative questions about race, gender and political power. While these questions are applicable in any era, they have a particular resonance in today’s social and political climate, which certainly augments Confirmation‘s meaning and importance.

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