The new Netflix drama The Trial Of The Chicago 7 tells the story of anti-war protesters charged with starting riots outside of the 1968 Democratic Convention in Chicago. But while the film focuses on events from the late 1960s, writer/director Aaron Sorkin says it’s really a story for right now.
Reset talks to Sorkin about why the movie is relevant today. We also hear from Lee Weiner, one of the “Chicago 7.”
Aaron Sorkin, screenwriter and director
Lee Weiner, activist, author of Conspiracy to Riot: The Life and Times of One of the Chicago 7