The Trial of Chicago 7 - Oscar’s Best Pictures Nominees: Where to Watch, Casts, Plot
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When and where is The Trial of the Chicago 7 coming out?
Originally set to be released just in cinemas, the movie is now coming to Netflix this fall. As revealed in the trailer, the movie will be released onto the streamer on Friday, October 16.
However, the film will get some sort of cinematic release. In the promo, it was revealed that the movie will be coming to "select theatres" in September. This is similar to previous Netflix movies like Marriage Story and The Irishman which got brief theatrical releases alongside their Netflix one.
Though Netflix has not announced exactly when The Trial of Chicago 7 will be released in cinemas (and which cinemas it is coming to), September 24 marks the 51st anniversary of the real Chicago Seven going on trial, so the distributors may decide to mark this event by showing the film on the big screen, according to Thesun.
What is the plot of The Trial of the Chicago 7?
Based on the real-life story of the Chicago Seven; a group of defendants who were charged by the federal government for their involvement in the anti-Vietnam War and countercultural protests that took place at the 1968 Democratic National Convention in Chicago, Illinois.
The Trial Of The Chicago 7 – Storyline
This political drama film is based on a true story of the infamous trials of The Chicago Seven. They were a group of anti-Vietnam war protestors charged by the federal government with conspiracy, rioting, and other charges related to anti-establishment protests. These protests took place on the occasion of the 1968 Democratic National Convention.
What was intended to be a peaceful protest turned into a violent clash with police and the National Guard, along with the use of tear gas and batons on the crowds?
The trial that followed was one of the most notorious in history where all seven were acquitted of conspiracy. However, on November 21, 1972, the contempt charges were reversed and the convictions for inciting riots were also overturned, according to financerewind.
The Trial Of The Chicago 7 – Cast
The first images of this upcoming film were revealed by Netflix that showed a star-studded cast being roped in to play the characters. This will include:
- Sacha Baron Cohen as Abbie Hoffman
- Eddie Redmayne as Tom Hayden
- Yahya Abdul-Mateen II as Bobby Seale
- Jeremy Strong as Jerry Rubin
- Mark Rylance as William Kunstler
- Kelvin Harrison Jr. as Fred Hampton
- Joseph Gordon-Levitt as Richard Schultz
- Frank Langella as Julius Hoffman
- William Hurt as John N. Mitchell
- Michael Keaton as Ramsey Clark
- Noah Robbins as Lee Weiner
What is the run time of The Trial of the Chicago 7?
According to the film’s official IMDb page, The Trial of the Chicago 7 has a total runtime of 129 minutes.
Can I stream The Trial of the Chicago 7 in 4K?
As a fully produced Netflix Original, you will be able to stream The Trial of the Chicago 7 in 4K.
To watch the feature in 4K you will need a 4K device, a premium Netflix subscription, and an internet connection capable of maintaining 25Mbps.
When and where was The Trial of the Chicago 7 filmed?
It took an extremely long time for the feature to be produced, but the filming of The Trial of the Chicago 7 finally began filming on September 30th, 2019.
Locations used for filming took place across multiple locations in the USA and Canada, including;
Patterson, New Jersey
The feature went into post-production on December 17th, 2019.
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