Netflix recently released Aaron Sorkin’s movie ‘The Trial of the Chicago 7’, and guess what? The people cannot stop complimenting the movie. The historic legal drama has won many hearts and people have found the movie breathtaking. The movie gives chills down your spine and everything about it comes out as perfect. The cast, the storyline, and the direction has created one of the finest docudramas you could ever watch. People all over the world are calling it out to be a classic Aaron Sorkin movie. It has quick-witted dialogues, a very non-linear way to bring the story to life, and callbacks.
Aaron has been known as a perfect screenwriter. You can only see him grow as time goes by. He started writing from an early age and has given some of the best works in the theatres. ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’, ‘A Few Good Men’ and ‘The Farnsworth Invention’ are some of his notable works. Talking about films, he has worked on ‘Moneyball’, ‘Molly’s Game’, ‘The Social Network’ and ‘Steve Jobs’. Sorkin has also won an Academy Award and a Golden Globe for his work in the screenplay. You can stream the movie now as it is available on Netflix.
The Trial of the Chicago 7 (2020)
Of course one of the best movies this year I'd totally recommend you watch ❤️ pic.twitter.com/1Vn2KIGHNH
— Ali (@alisalem147) October 16, 2020
"The Trial of the Chicago 7" by Aaron Sorkin is by far the best film to come out of 2020.Masterful Writing and Brilliant Filmmaking make this Courtroom Drama an engaging Watch. The dialogue is one of the best to come out of recent times. It fits brilliantly to the present times. pic.twitter.com/se838off3k
— Madhav (@Madhavvvvvvv) October 17, 2020
The Trial of the Chicago 7 is winning Best Picture. I am quite literally going to be pushing this up until the day of the award ceremony. pic.twitter.com/W57StRo2Jt
— james weekes (@_jamesweekes) October 16, 2020
Everything you need to know about ‘The Trial of the Chicago 7’:
The movie stars Sacha Baron Cohen, Eddie Redmayne, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Yahya Abdul-Matin II, Michael Keaton, Frank Langella, John Carroll Lynch, Mark Rylance, Alex Sharpe, and many others. It is based on a true incident. 8 defendants were charged with conspiracy in 1969 against the Federal Government in Chicago. They were held for charges relating to the anti-Vietnam War, riots, and protests. Steven Spielberg had contacted Aaron Sorkin in 2006. Spielberg had put forward the idea of making the movie about the trial regarding the Chicago 7 case. Sorkin wrote the screenplay in 2007 but they could not pursue the project due to several issues. Paramount Pictures was going to release the movie earlier. However, Netflix bought the rights as Paramount Pictures thought that the movie would make no profit in the theatres. In July, Netflix bought the distribution rights for $56 million.
In 1969, the US federal government had charged 8 people with conspiracy charges related to anti-Vietnam War protests and riots. They had accusations on them of conspiring the riots that had happened in Chicago. During the trial, judge Julius Hoffman was supposed to do the ruling who was clearly biased and favored the government. Also, Julius was a racist and used to throw black people out of the courtroom. All his actions were questionable that led to the defendants goofing around as well. 5 out of 7 were convicted in 1970 and were sentenced to prison but in 1972, the convictions were reversed. The government assigned a new judge to the case. As a result, they put up everyone on a jury trial. After that, the government released everyone from the sentence and the charged ones had to serve prison and fines.