Drama, history, thriller, directed by : Aaron Sorkin, writing credit : Aaron Sorkin, produced by : Stuart Besser, Matt Jackson , Laurie McDonald, Walter parkles, Marc Platt, Steven Spielberg, Tyler Thompson, Dreamworks SKG, Amblin Partners, CAA Media Finance, Cross Creek Pictures, Marc Platt productions, Paramount Pictures, Reliance Entertainment, Rocket Science, Shivttans Pictures, Netflix, music by : Daniel Pemberton, cinematography by : Phedon Papamichael, film editing by : Alan Baumgarten, cast : Yahya Abdull Mateen II, Eddie Redmayne, Alex Sharp, Sacha Baron Cohen, Jeremy Strong, John Caroll Lynch, Marc Raylance, ..., 2h19mn, (2020).
The convention of the Democrat Party happens in 1968 at Chicago but many demonstrations are also organized for protesting against Vietnam war and the policy leaded by the Johnsson administration. The Chicago mayor Richard Daley represses with violence the people involve in and seven (Abbie Hoffman, Jerry Rubin, Tom Hayden, David Dellinger, Ronnie Davis, John Froisses and Lee Wiener) including too the Black Panther Party founder Bobby Seale were prosecuted for conspiracy. During two hours the spectator can watches a trial with pleadings out of breath alternating with flashs back showing us the foolish of a system protecting by a psychorigid judge (Franck Langella) and the different personalities of the accused people. The trial will end on a failure because all the charges will be let down (February 1970) and all the people will sentence as non guilty when the justice will know that the FBI has overheaded the lawyers. "The trial of the Chicago seven" deals with a period of time linked with today like the George Floyd killing but finding a film director wasn't easy to do. At the begining Steven Spielberg calls the awarded script writer Aaron Sorkin for the writing but few months after he decides to go away from the project. Several films directors (Ben Stiller, Paul Greengrass) try to take the Spielberg place but nobody wants giving money for making the movie. Following the production wish Aaron Sorkin takes the movie direction. "The trial of the Chicago seven" isn't only a movie dedicated to the 1968 demonstrations it also speaks about the contemporary story of the United States of America.