Aaron Sorkin: ‘Trial Of The Chicago 7’ Speaks To This Moment

Director Aaron Sorkin says the true story behind his new Netflix film mirrors today’s struggle for social justice.

Drive-In Premiere of “The Trial Of The Chicago 7”
Aaron Sorkin, writer/director of "The Trial of the Chicago 7," introduces the film at its drive-in premiere, Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2020, at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, Calif. AP Photo
Drive-In Premiere of “The Trial Of The Chicago 7”
Aaron Sorkin, writer/director of "The Trial of the Chicago 7," introduces the film at its drive-in premiere, Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2020, at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, Calif. AP Photo

Aaron Sorkin: ‘Trial Of The Chicago 7’ Speaks To This Moment

Director Aaron Sorkin says the true story behind his new Netflix film mirrors today’s struggle for social justice.

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.”

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Aaron Sorkin, screenwriter and director

Lee Weiner, activist, author of Conspiracy to Riot: The Life and Times of One of the Chicago 7