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Anita Hill saga ‘Confirmation’ to debut April 16

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From left: director Rick Famuyiwa, and actors Greg Kinnear, Kerry Washington, and Wendell Pierce of HBO’s “Confirmation” at a press event in January.Richard Shotwell

At last, HBO has announced when it will air "Confirmation," the much-anticipated movie about the 1991 confirmation hearings of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, whom Anita Hill accused of sexual harassment when they worked together at the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. The network said the film will debut April 16. Hill, who teaches at Brandeis these days, is played in the film by actress Kerry Washington. "Confirmation," directed by Rick Famuyiwa, costars Wendell Pierce as Thomas, Jeffrey Wright as Harvard prof Charles Ogletree, Treat Williams as Ted Kennedy, and Greg Kinnear as Joe Biden. The screenplay was written by Susannah Grant.

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