The Trial of the Chicago 7

Release date:October 16, 2020

Studio:Paramount Pictures, Netflix

Director:Aaron Sorkin

MPAA Rating:N/A


Starring:Eddie Redmayne, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Jeremy Strong, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Sacha Baron Cohen, Thomas Middleditch, Michael Keaton, William Hurt, Mark Rylance, Frank Langella, Alex Sharp, Kelvin Harrison Jr.


Plot Summary:

"The Trial of the Chicago 7" follows protesters who disrupted the 1968 Democrat party convention with an anti-Vietnam war "carnival" that turned nasty. Demonstrators threw bricks, police responded with tear gas and the center of Chicago was engulfed in flames. Curfews only escalated the violence. After the clashes, independent investigators blamed eight police officers and eight protesters including Hoffman, who had already disrupted the New York Stock Exchange with showers of fake money. The police were not charged but the protesters were accused of inciting a riot. One was jailed for contempt, leaving the seven to fight the charges.

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