'Trial of Chicago 7': Aaron Sorkin takes Mayor Daley's 1968 nightmare to court

'Trial of Chicago 7': Aaron Sorkin takes Mayor Daley's 1968 nightmare to court
Kelvin Harrison Jr., left, as Fred Hampton, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II as Bobby Seale and Mark Rylance as William Kuntsler in "The Trial of the Chicago 7," which will hit Netflix on Oct. 16. - Niko Tavernise/NETFLIX/Los Angeles Times/TNS

Brilliantly cast, full of juicy verbal confrontations and only slightly undermined by its director, “The Trial of the Chicago 7” hits the righteous indignation spot. The writer is Aaron Sorkin. The director is also Aaron Sorkin.It’ll certainly hit home for Chicagoans who remember 1968 and 1969, as well as Chicagoans who know full well what has boiled these few months of 2020, and why.In late August 1968, the Democratic National Convention began and soon became a secondary narrative. Lincoln Park and, across the street from the Conrad Hilton Hotel convention headquarters, Grant Park drew tens o...

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