The Trial of the Chicago 7

Showings

Mary D. Fisher Theatre Sat, Oct 10 7:00 PM
Mary D. Fisher Theatre Sun, Oct 11 7:00 PM
Mary D. Fisher Theatre Mon, Oct 12 4:00 PM
Mary D. Fisher Theatre Tue, Oct 13 4:00 PM
Film Info
Event Type:Narrative Feature
Release Year:2020
Run Time:129 minutes
Rating:R
Production Country:United States, United Kingdom, India
Original Language:English
Trailer:https://youtu.be/FVb6EdKDBfU
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Aaron Sorkin
Cast:Eddie Redmayne
Sacha Baron Cohen
Alex Sharp
Jeremy Strong
Mark Rylance
Joseph Gordon-Levitt
Yahya Abdul-Mateen II
Frank Langella

Description

“The Trial of the Chicago 7” — written and directed by Aaron Sorkin — features an all-star award-winning ensemble cast including Eddie Redmayne, Alex Sharp, Sacha Baron Cohen, Jeremy Strong, Mark Rylance, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, John Carroll Lynch, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II and Frank Langella, among others.


Critics are calling “The Trial of the Chicago 7” one of the first big Oscar-contenders for the year and a major player in the upcoming awards season.


The film follows the peaceful protests outside the 1968 Democratic Convention as they unravel into a fatal clash with police officers and the trial that ensues.


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.


“It’s great, a wily marriage of Sorkin’s strengths, timely material, and an ensemble cast made of top to bottom standout performances.” — Kate Erbland, IndieWire


“Aaron Sorkin’s ‘The Trial of the Chicago 7’ is absolutely terrific, and will definitely be among the year’s best. Sharp, riveting, timely, tremendous writing and sensational performances across the board. A chilling but inspiring film about the power of protest.” — Erik Davis, Fandango

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