Netflix's Trial Of Chicago 7 Is Now Free On YouTube For 48 Hours
The Trial of Chicago 7 is now available in its entirety on YouTube.
To commemorate the anniversary of the real-world Trial of the Chicago 7, Netflix has announced that its feature film about the event is now completely free to watch.
Now through Saturday, February 20 at 11:59 PM PT, users can watch the full movie at no cost from the Netflix US YouTube channel. Writer-director Aaron Sorkin and a number of the stars, including Eddie Redmayne, Joseph Gorden-Levitt, Sacha Baron Cohen, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, and others appear in the video below to talk about the significance of the event.
The Trial of Chicago 7 tells the story of the trial of seven men involved in a protest at the 1968 Democratic National Convention who were charged with conspiracy to start a riot. The trial was a momentous occasion, and it reached major milestone on February 18, 1970 when a jury acquitted the seven defendants.
"In honor of the real patriots who inspired a generation to take to the streets and uphold the foundations for our constitution, it's our honor to share the story with the world," Sorkin said. "When we began shooting The Trial of the Chicago 7, each of us knew that we were in rare territory. We knew that the story we were telling was not only an important chapter of American history but also chillingly relevant to current events."
You can watch the full two-hour movie here on YouTube.