The Trial of the Chicago 7
Release Year: 2020
Directed By: Aaron Sorkin
Starring: Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Sacha Baron Cohen, Daniel Flaherty, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Michael Keaton, Frank Langella, John Carroll Lynch, Eddie Redmayne, Noah Robbins, Mark Rylance, Alex Sharp, Jeremy Strong
Based on the true events of the Chicago Seven in the late 1960s, writer-director Aaron Sorkin tells the story of the anti-Vietnam War protesters who found themselves charged with the intent to instigate riots at the 1968 Democratic National Convention. The contentious legal battle captured the collective attention of the nation and stoked a conversation about countercultural protests interfering with the United States government.
The Trial of the Chicago 7 will satisfy every viewer, since it’s a rather involved historical legal drama. But the film landed further critical acclaim for Sorkin and scored a whopping six Academy Award nominations, including Best Picture, Best Supporting Actor for Sacha Baron Cohen, and Best Original Screenplay.
If you’re looking to keep up with the films nominated for the top honors at the Oscars, you should most definitely add The Trial of the Chicago 7 to your watch list.