The highly anticipated film from Aaron Sorkin was originally scheduled for a global cinema release timed to tie in with the upcoming American election, sadly with the global pandemic plans changed and Netflix came to the rescue, when they announced they would show the film online from October 16th. However Irish cinema fans are in for a treat the ensemble drama will get an early release in Irish cinemas from October 2nd.

About The Movie
“Martin’s dead. Bobby’s dead. Jesus is dead. They tried to peacefully. We gonna try somethin’ else.” First footage from Aaron Sorkin’s ‘The Trial of the Chicago 7’ telling the story of 7 people on trial stemming from various charges surrounding the uprising at the 1968 Democratic National Convention in Chicago, Illinois.

Watch the trailer for the film before it opens in Irish cinemas

What was intended to be a peaceful protest at the 1968 Democratic National Convention turned into a violent clash with police and the National Guard. The organizers of the protest—including Abbie Hoffman, Jerry Rubin, Tom Hayden and Bobby Seale—were charged with conspiracy to incite a riot and the trial that followed was one of the most notorious in history.

Written and directed by Academy Award-Winner Aaron Sorkin, the drama stars Sacha Baron Cohen, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Frank Langella, Eddie Redmayne, Mark Rylance, Jeremy Strong, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Michael Keaton, John Carroll Lynch and Alex Sharp.

THE TRIAL OF THE CHICAGO 7 will be released in Irish cinemas on October 2nd and on Netflix from October 16.