In 1968 Chicago police officers brutally attacked anti-Vietnam war protestors outside the Democratic Convention. The next year leaders of the anti war activists were charged with crossing state lines to incite a riot. A new Netflix movie called THE TRIAL OF THE CHICAGO 7 dramatizes their five month long trial. It’s a powerful, well acted drama that will probably earn several Academy Award nominations. Written and directed by Aaron Sorkin, the screen writer best known for the West Wing TV series, this stirring movie makes that disgraceful farce of a trial really come alive. Anyone who sees this film will recognize the parallels with today’s Black Lives Matter protest movement. America has learned almost nothing from its own troubled history.
By Terry Hunter| October 26, 2020 at 6:19 PM HST - Updated October 26 at 6:18 PM