The Trial of the Chicago 7 (Aaron Sorkin – 2020) B+

I’ve never even heard of this piece of history known as the trial of the Chicago 7. These guys were arrested and and accused of instigating riots and violence during the 1968 Democratic National Convention. The justice department wanted to make an example of them. The film is well made and well acted. It has that hallmark Sorkin dialogue and the courtroom scenes are mostly excellent. It does gloss over some details and feels like it does not give the character of Bobby Seale enough attention. Still this is one that I enjoyed and that resonates with our current political climate.


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