But the main reason to watch The Trial of the Chicago 7 is because it returns Aaron Sorkin to the political-legal realm where he has soared in exercises such as The West Wing, The American President, Charlie Wilson’s War and his masterpiece, A Few Good Men. By recounting the lopsided prosecution of the Chicago 7 (plus Black Panther president Bobby Seale), Sorkin comments on our current divisions – political, social and racial. It’s slick, well-assembled Hollywood entertainment that should entertain as it educates, and hopefully infuriates, its audiences.


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