TRIAL OF THE CHICAGO 7
Neither an exercise in nostalgia, nor a history lesson Aaron Sorkin’s second feature as a director brings back to life a trial that transfixed the nation. Charged with conspiracy to incite a riot at the 1968 National Democratic Convention, peaceful protest organizers Abbie Hoffman, Jerry Rubin, Tom Hayden and Bobby Seale face judgment in this flamboyant courtroom drama. The film that thrives on Sorkin’s signature writing style and the impeccably cast -its themes of social justice, political upheaval and freedom of speech are as relevant as ever. It has comedy too.
The Sunday April 18th screening will be followed by a live Zoom conversation with the film’s editor, Alan Baumgarten, moderated by SHC’s Artistic Director Giulia D’Agnolo Vallan. The Q&A will be included with the 4/18 ticket. A recording will be available online at a later date.