An interesting drama movie to watch, The Trial of the Chicago 7 comes as our pick of the week.
Written and Directed by Aaron Sorkin, the movie stars Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Sacha Baron Cohen, Daniel Flaherty, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Michael Keaton, Frank Langella and others.
The movie 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.
The Trial of the Chicago 7 is currently streaming on Netflix.
Check out the trailer below to get started: