Watch: Aaron Sorkin’s ‘The Trial of the Chicago 7’ Trailer!

September 14, 2020

This movie couldn’t come at a more fitting time. The US election approaches. Protests are breaking out across their country. And now Netflix has released the trailer for The Trial of the Chicago 7, out October 16th!

The movie (directed by Aaron Sorkin), look at the anti-war protest, counter-culture at the 1968 Democratic National Convention that turned violent when the police and the National Guard stepped in. The organizers (who included Abbie Hoffman, Jerry Rubin, Tom Hayden and Bobby Seale) were charged with conspiracy to incite a riot. And part of the most bizarre trials in U.S. history.

Arlo Guthrie appeared at the trial on the side of the defense and had this to say, “It seemed as if there was [an anti-war] groundswell that came from the bottom up. And that didn’t suit the business people or the politicians. They were looking to find out who was responsible for this. Who’s responsible for all these protesters? So they invented leaders so that they could target the demonstrators.”

The movie stars Sacha Baron Cohen, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Michael Keaton, Frank Langella, John Carroll Lynch, Eddie Redmayne, Mark Rylance, Alex Sharp, Jeremy Strong, Noah Robbins, Danny Flaherty, Ben Shenkman, Kelvin Harrison Jr., Caitlin Fitzgerald, Alice Kremelberg, John Doman, J.C. MacKenzie, Damien Young, Wayne Duvall and C.J. Wilson. 

A huge cast. A fitting movie in today’s current political climate. Timely.

Interesting role for Baron Cohen. What’s his best movie/character? 


Written by Todd Hancock

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