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.
Plot Keywords: supreme-court / 1990s / reference-to-anita-hill / african-american-judge / black-male-judge
Taglines: It only takes one voice to change history.
Certificate: Singapore:NC16 | United States:TV-14
Cast: Kerry Washington , Wendell Pierce , Greg Kinnear , Jeffrey Wright , Eric Stonestreet , Bill Irwin , Zoe Lister-Jones , Grace Gummer , Treat Williams , Dylan Baker , Erika Christensen , Alison Wright , Malcolm Gets , Peter McRobbie , Kimberly Elise , Jennifer Hudson , Frank Hoyt Taylor , Tom Virtue , Bruce Taylor , Peter Trencher , Dan Bright , Kristen Ariza , Daniel Sauli , Avis-Marie Barnes , Leslie Sharp , Robert B. Putnam , Tom Nowicki , Mary Rachel Quinn , Rhoda Griffis , Mystie Smith , Jan Radcliff , Donna Biscoe , Natalie Karp , Geraldine Singer , Michael Crider , Ian Gregg , Daryn Kahn , Kevin Stillwell , Morganna Bridgers , Carol Sutton , Walt Elder , Ed Amatrudo , Brett Gentile , Sean-Michael Bruno , Labrandon Shead , Brooke Jaye Taylor , Sheila Maddox , Michael L. Kuhn , Scott Parks , Kenneth Israel , Thomas Elliott , Leonard Duke Brown , Brian Dewar McNamara , Tamara Austin , Nick Arapoglou , Hannah Pniewski , Adam Fristoe , Jermaine Holt , Jason Bayle , Christen Orr , Andrew Benator , Derrick LeMont , Bradley Bowen , Jennifer Davis Brennan , Àaron Brewster , Cowboy , Cody Daniel , Patrick Darcey , Thomas Downing , Payson Durant , Fred Galle , Melissa Kay Glaze , M.C. Hagerman , De’Adrian Harmon , Rory Healy , Brice Anthony Heller , Geoffrey Howard , Paige Hullett , Liza Jaine , Perry Johnson , Hali Jones , Andrew R. Kaplan , Blake Rice Kirkland , Scott Ledbetter , Hayley H. Long , Daniel Lucente , Lindsey McCollough , Rickye McGowan , Harris Michaels , Rob Muller , Melvin Kindall Myles , Kelli Pardo , Anna Phillips , Mason Pike , Donny Pittaway , George Pringle , Babs Proller , Tony Scott , Xavion Shelton , Mike Sibley , Brent Sielaff , Lena Sledge , Matthew Stein , Corey Jason Thomas , Sarai Tinck , Wes Weems , Trina Whitaker , Aaron Wiggins , Erick Wofford , Perry Zulu Jr.
Company: ABC Signature Studios
Country: United States
Released Date: 16 Apr 2016 (USA)
Film Location: Atlanta, Georgia, USA
Runtime: 110 min
Soundmix: Dolby Digital
Aspect Ratio: 16:9 HD
grimalkin-2 » The movie did a fine job of condensing the confirmation hearing of Clarence Thomas for the Supreme Court, and Anita Hill's accusations that Thomas had sexually harassed her on numerous occasions and was morally unfit to become a justice. Various issues are explored, including sexual harassment in the workplace, sexual harassment by an African American in the workplace, and sexual harassment by an African American male directed toward an African American female in the workplace. If there is a villain in the piece, it is neither Anita Hill nor Clarence Thomas (beautifully portrayed by Kerry Washington and Wendell Pierce respectively), but the Democratic chairman, Joe Biden (Greg Kinnear), of the Senate committee debating Thomas's qualifications. From start to finish Biden is presented as a wuss, easily swayed and manipulated by Republicans to present Thomas in the best possible light. Along the way, Biden also loses witnesses to affirm Clarence Thomas's alleged behavior toward Anita and other women. The movie confronts the cowardliness of liberal white men (all the Democrats on the committee) dealing with sexual harassment charges that concern a black man, with the possible exception of the late-blooming Edward Kennedy who finally comes to Anita Hill's defense. For the most part, Republicans have a field day in attempting to destroy Anita Hill's reputation with bogus charges while Democrats remain mute. Greg Kinnear is completely credible as Biden as is Treat Williams as Ted Kennedy. The movie stresses how this confirmation hearing resulted in the country's growing sensitivity to sexual harassment. But it also shows how Joe Biden's ineptness results not only in Clarence Thomas's confirmation, but a generation of conservative opinions from the Supreme Court.
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