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Film Rating (Out of Five):

The Trial Of The Chicago 7

Truth Rating:

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Aaron Sorkin is back with all his Sorkin-y traits: complete with impassioned monologues and strange asides. It's not the first movie based on a true story he has done (we talked about "Molly's Game" a couple of episodes ago), but the question is, did he do justice to the true story of the Chicago 7? Let's just say some heroes will rise and some heroes will fall as we talk about the movie. Will Aaron Sorkin be one of them?

Part One: In this episode we will talk about the movie, share some behind-the-scenes tidbits and talk about who the Chicago 7 were and what really happened during the demonstrations.

Part Two: Next week, we'll talk about the trial and what happened to the Chicago 7 after the trial ended. It's gonna get heavy.

Sources used for this episode include:

  1. Trial of the Chicago 7 - History vs Hollywood

  2. An Emergency Letter To My Brothers and Sisters In The Movement - Jerry Rubin - New York Times Review

  3. What's Fact And What's Fiction In The Trial Of The Chicago 7

  4. Barbecuin' With Bobby Seale - AARP.org

  5. Struck From The Record - Southsideweekly.com

  6. Who Mies? Interrogating The Federal Center Courthouse and The Trial of the Chicago 7 - ASCA

  7. Year of the Heroic Guerrilla: World Revolution and Counterrevolution in 1968 by Robert Vincent Daniels

  8. The Chicago 8 Trial: Audio Clips

    American Heritage Events - The Day The Pentagon Was Supposed To Lift Off Into Space - Americanheritage.com

    Famous Trials By Professor Douglas O. Linder - The Chicago Eight Conspiracy Trial: An Account

  9. Separating fact from fiction in Netflix's 'The Trial of the Chicago 7

    Berkeley antiwar organizers separate fact from fiction in ‘The Trial of the Chicago 7’ - Berkleyside.com

  10. Abbie Hoffman Plastic Surgery - Celbdiaries.com

    ‘The Trial of the Chicago 7’ Fact Check: Was Bobby Seale Really Bound and Gagged in Court? - Thewrap.com

  11. Abbie Hoffman Among 4 Held On Charges of Selling Cocaine - New York Times


 

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