On Friday a new movie, “Created Equal: Clarence Thomas In His Own Words,” will open in theaters across the country. The most striking thing about it is obvious from the beginning: The famously publicity-shy Supreme Court justice is talking. A lot. Thomas spoke to filmmaker Michael Pack for 30 hours — yes, 30 hours — of interviews. What emerges is a deeply personal look at a consequential historical figure who has shunned personal revelations for nearly all of his life. In this podcast, Pack talks about Thomas’ life and how 30 hours of interviews turned into an extraordinary film. For more, see justicethomasmovie.com

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  1. Arahant Member

    Very interesting. It will be playing about 25 miles away from me.

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    • January 26, 2020, at 7:52 PM PST
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  2. RebeccaCoffey Thatcher

    My husband and I used to scope out the campsites on our vacations looking for Justice Thomas. (In a normal fan way, not creepy-stocky.) I will see this movie, though the closest showing is a six hour drive.

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    • January 27, 2020, at 6:14 AM PST
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  3. jerrykrause Lincoln

    @rebeccacoffey Wondering if you have seen Jenny Thomas interviewing Clarence ?

     

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    • January 27, 2020, at 6:58 AM PST
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  4. colleenb Member
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    Living in Northern Virginia and being Catholic, I very occasionally see Justice Thomas at church. I would love to see him at an RV park though. It probably is what keep he and his wife sane – and also keeps him close to the Constitution and America. Great interview as usual Mr. York. And yeah I’ll never vote for Gasbag Joe just for the way he treated Justice Thomas.

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    • January 27, 2020, at 8:54 AM PST
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  5. Taras Coolidge

    One reason the American public was convinced of Thomas’ innocence by the hearings was that everyone who worked with Thomas and Hill — men, women, black, white, Democrat, Republican —sided with him; not just most of them but all of them.

    As phalanx after phalanx of these witnesses came out, into the wee hours, the Democrats on the committee begged the Republicans to not call all of them, but the Republicans refused.

    So to believe Hill’s story you had to believe a) Thomas harassed only her and no one else; and b) he was so diabolically clever that he was never, ever overheard.

    Hill was also caught in at least a couple of lies. She had told the FBI that she did not maintain contact with Thomas; they were able to find eleven phone calls from her.

    The baffled Senators asked her why, if Thomas was harassing her, she followed him from one job to another, while the harassment was supposedly going on.

    She told them she didn’t know she was in a permanent position, a preposterous claim for a Yale Law graduate, even before we learned witnesses remembered discussing the matter with her. (Her real reason was that she considered Thomas a rising star to hitch her wagon to.)

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    • January 27, 2020, at 10:16 AM PST
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  6. Gary Robbins Reagan

    It looks like the only Arizona theater for “Created Equal” is Shea 14 at 12:55 p.m. and 7:55 p.m.

    I drove to Phoenix to see “Atlas Shrugged, Part I,” I will likely do the drive again for “Created Equal.”

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    • January 27, 2020, at 5:48 PM PST
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  7. RebeccaCoffey Thatcher

    jerrykrause (View Comment):

    @rebeccacoffey Wondering if you have seen Jenny Thomas interviewing Clarence ?

    I have not! Thank you for asking. I will make a point of finding that. :-)

     

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    • January 29, 2020, at 6:42 AM PST
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  8. Ralphie Member

    jerrykrause (View Comment):

    @rebeccacoffey Wondering if you have seen Jenny Thomas interviewing Clarence ?

     

    I did see that a while ago, and it is worthwhile viewing.

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    • January 29, 2020, at 10:10 AM PST
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