The Trial of the Chicago 7
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Director: Aaron Sorkin Run Time: 129 min. Rating: R
Starring: Alex Sharp, Eddie Redmayne, John Carroll Lynch, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Mark Rylance, Sacha Baron Cohen, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II
“Sorkin is a specialist in verbal pyrotechnics”
– David Ansen, Vanity Fair
About the film:
With a knack for courtroom drama, Academy and Emmy Award-winning filmmaker Aaron Sorkin translated this pivotal event in US history for the screen.
What was intended to be a peaceful protest at the 1968 Democratic National Convention turned into a violent clash with police and the National Guard. The organizers of the protest—including Abbie Hoffman, Jerry Rubin, Tom Hayden and Bobby Seale—were charged with conspiracy to incite a riot and the trial that followed was one of the most notorious in history.
About the filmmaker:
One of the most respected screenwriters in the industry, Aaron Sorkin is the critically acclaimed writer behind A Few Good Men, The Social Network, The West Wing, and countless other award-winning films, TV shows and plays, including his stage adaptation of To Kill A Mockingbird which earned nine nominations at the 2019 Tony Awards.
After the success of his 2017 directorial debut Molly’s Game, Sorkin was prompted by Steven Spielberg to helm a vital project in development since 2007, The Trial of the Chicago 7.See more upcoming films