See ‘The Trial of the Chicago 7’ free today

Aaron Sorkin’s Golden Globe-nominated film is streaming at Netflix’s YouTube channel for 48 hours to mark the anniversary of the trial’s verdict.

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“The Trial of the Chicago 7” stars Alex Sharp (from left) as Rennie Davis, Jeremy Strong as Jerry Rubin, John Carroll Lynch as David Dellinger and Sacha Baron Cohen as Abbie Hoffman.


At this price, maybe the whole world will be watching.

“The Trial of the Chicago 7,” the Golden Globe-nominated film recalling the chaotic prosecution of activists who protested during the 1968 Democratic National Convention, is streaming free for 48 hours.

The film can be seen at no charge on Netflix’s YouTube page until 2 a.m. Sunday.

The offer is an anniversary celebration: The verdicts and sentencing of the Chicago 7 took place 51 years ago this weekend.

Age verification will be required for access to the movie, which is rated R for “language throughout, some violence, bloody images and drug use.”

“Chicago 7” is nominated in five categories for Golden Globes, including best picture — drama. Aaron Sorkin is in the running both for his writing and his directing of the film.

Among the cast, Sacha Baron Cohen has emerged as the awards favorite for his performance as defendant and courtroom prankster Abbie Hoffman. Cohen has been singled out for nomination by the Critics’ Choice Awards and the Screen Actors Guild Awards as well as the Golden Globes.

The American Film Institute cited “Chicago 7” as one of the 10 best films of 2020.

Released last September, the movie is likely to be a prominent contender when the Academy Award nominations are announced March 15.

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