The Trial of the Chicago 7 is based on a true story—a true story that's currently repeating itself. "I never wanted the film to be about 1968," Aaron Sorkin, the film's writer and director, told the Hollywood Reporter. "I never wanted it to be an exercise in nostalgia or a history lesson. I wanted it to be about today. But I never imagined that today would get so much like 1968."
The movie will revisit the protest of the 1968 Democratic National Convention, and the highly-publicized trial of the demonstration's organizers that followed. It's a compelling subject, and with big name actors like Eddie Redmayne, Sacha Baron Cohen, Jeremy Scott, and Joseph Gordon-Levitt leading the cast, it seems like the film might be a critical darling in the making.
Best of all, its impending Netflix release will make the film easily accessible to viewers champing at the bit to see it. Below, how to watch The Trial of the Chicago 7.
It's already out in theaters—if theaters are open in your area.
Like many of Netflix's more high-profile, potentially award-winning films, The Trial of the Chicago 7 got a theatrical release a few weeks before it was slated to hit the streaming service. Of course, with the pandemic still ongoing, wide swaths of the country currently have their theaters shuttered—and even where they're open for business, many potential viewers are reticent to go.
Soon, it'll be streaming on Netflix.
The movie is scheduled to make its Netflix debut on October 16—and after that, as is the case with all Netflix original content, it will remain exclusively accessible through the streaming service.
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