United Kingdom: October 16 2020
United States: October 16 2020
Ranking: 976 out of 16,397 movies (up 275)
Based on true events, Aaron Sorkin tells the story of the seven men accused of conspiracy, incitement to riot and other charges related to the violent protests that took place in Chicago, Illinois, in connection with the 1968 Democratic National Convention, demonstrating in against the Vietnam War. It was supposed to be a peaceful protest that turned into a violent pitched battle with the Police and the National Guard. The organizers of the protest - including Abbie Hoffman, Jerry Rubin, Tom Hayden and Bobby Seale - were charged with conspiracy to incite a riot and the subsequent trial was one of the most notorious in American history and gave rise to foot to countless social movements at a key time for American society. It stars Eddie Redmayne, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Mark Rylance, Sacha Baron Cohen, Alex Sharp, Jeremy Strong, John Carroll Lynch, Meghan Rafferty, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Frank Langella or Michael Keaton. It will premiere on Netflix after the platform obtained the rights due to the inability of the production to release it in theaters due to the coronavirus pandemic. Aaron Sorkin also signs the script and Daniel Pemberton ('Orphans of Brooklyn') composes the soundtrack while Phedon Papamichael ('Nebraska') is the cinematography.