Aaron Sorkin’s new film The Trial of the Chicago 7 arrives on Netflix this October, and the streaming service has released new trailer for the star-studded crime drama which tells the true story of seven people on trial for various charges after a peaceful protest turned violent the 1968 Democratic National Convention; check it out below, and be sure to head back to Flickering Myth tomorrow for our review…
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.
The film features a cast that includes Eddie Redmayne, Alex Sharp, Sacha Baron Cohen, Jeremy Strong, John Carroll Lynch, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Mark Rylance, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Ben Shenkman, J.C. MacKenzie, Frank Langella, Noah Robbins, and Danny Flaherty.
The Trial of the Chicago 7 arrives on Netflix on October 16th.