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Rick Famuyiwa Will Direct Kerry Washington in HBO's Anita Hill/Clarence Thomas Project

15 April 2015 10:26 AM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

It was on October 11th, 1991, in Washington, when Anita Hill testified before a senate panel, about her claims that then Supreme Court nominee Clarence Thomas sexually harassed her. Thomas denied the claims, denouncing the hearings as a "high-tech lynching." Thomas was eventually confirmed anyway. Surprisingly (or maybe not-so-much), despite the fact that this was a story ripe with enough drama and intrigue to support several feature films (scripted or documentary), there've actually been very, very few movies (short or feature-length) made based on the case. The only scripted feature that comes to mind was made 8 years later, in 1999 - a made-for-tv movie titled, "Strange Justice," based on the investigative book of the same name on the Hill/Thomas case, written by Jane Mayer and Jill Abramson, that would air on the Showtime network. The film starred Delroy Lindo as Clarence Thomas,...

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Kerry Washington Will Play Anita Hill in HBO's Movie About the Clarence Thomas Sexual Harrassment Supreme Court Case

12 March 2015 1:21 PM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

It was on October 11th, 1991, in Washington, when Anita Hill testified before a senate panel, about her claims that then Supreme Court nominee Clarence Thomas sexually harassed her. Thomas denied the claims, denouncing the hearings as a "high-tech lynching." Thomas was eventually confirmed anyway. Surprisingly (or maybe not-so-much), despite the fact that this was a story ripe with enough drama and intrigue to support several feature films (scripted or documentary), there've actually been very, very few movies (short or feature-length) made based on the case. The only scripted feature that comes to mind was made 8 years later, in 1999 - a made-for-tv movie titled, "Strange Justice," based on the investigative book of the same name on the Hill/Thomas case, written by Jane Mayer and Jill Abramson, that would air on the Showtime network. The film starred Delroy Lindo as Clarence Thomas,...

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- Tambay A. Obenson

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