The Trial of the Chicago 7

Trial of the Chicago 7 (Aaron Sorkin, 2020) Eddie Redmayne, Alex Sharp, Sacha Baron Cohen, Jeremy Strong, John Carroll Lynch, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Mark Rylance, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Ben Shenkman, J.C. MacKenzie, Frank Langella

The story of 7 people on trial stemming from various charges surrounding the uprising at the 1968 Democratic National Convention in Chicago, Illinois.

Trivial things I thought about: the use of three! British actors; the fact that I vaguely recognised Cohen, but couldn't connect him with Borat; I'm too old for 1968 to mean much to me (especially if didn't happen in the country I live in), but most cinema-goers would be - conversely - too young.

Garry Gillard | New: 12 February, 2021 | Now: 12 February, 2021