THE TRIAL OF THE CHICAGO 7
Writer/Director: Aaron Sorkin
Starring: Eddie Redmayne, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Mark Rylance, Sacha Baron Cohen, Jeremy Strong, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Frank Langella, John Carroll Lynch
Aaron Sorkin is best known for high-powered courtroom dramas and politically charged stories like A Few Good Men, The West Wing, and The Newsroom. His latest, The Trial of the Chicago 7, is now streaming on Netflix and couldn’t come at a better time. A legal battle between peaceful protestors and an aggressive Chicago police force is what is at stake. No, it’s not 2020 but rather the 1968 Democratic National Convention in Chicago. The peaceful protestors are wanting an end to the Vietnam War. No indictments came under the President Johnson’s Attorney General, but months later under Nixon’s new attorney general, eight men find themselves on trial for conspiracy to cross state lines and incite violence.
Here’s my review