The acclaimed historical drama ‘The 7 of the Chicago’ (The Trial Of the Chicago 7) is one of the headlines of awards season and Netflix has decided to celebrate the historic date of February 18, 1970, the day the verdict of the Seven came out of the protesters who were on trial after a tumultuous protest.
And to celebrate this milestone, the streaming giant has decided to post – for free – the full biographical drama on its official YouTube channel. The feature will be available for 48 hours, starting from the 18th until midnight.
In a recent video, Aaron Sorkin and the cast shared how they brought this powerful and true story to life.
What was supposed to be a peaceful protest at the 1968 National Democratic Party Convention turned into a violent confrontation with the police and the US National Guard. The protest organizers – which included names like Abbie Hoffman, Jerry Rubin, Tom Hayden and Bobby Seale – were charged with conspiring to incite disorder, and the resulting trial was one of the most notorious in the ‘history.
The cast consists of Sacha Baron Coen, Eddie Redmayne, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Seth Rogen, William Hurt, Mark Rylance, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Jeremy Strong, Frank Langella and Michael Keaton.
The film, produced by Steven Spielberg, has been in the fridge for over a decade and will finally start to work.
In addition to directing, Sorkin signs the production script.
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