Must See! On-Air Review of ‘The Trial of the Chicago 7’

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CHICAGO – Won’t you please come to Chicago. “The Trial of the Chicago 7” opens in theaters September 25, 2020. Patrick McDonald of, reviewed the film during the Eddie Volkman Show (Star 96.7 FM Joliet, Illinois).

The film is a re-enactment of the 1969 Chicago 7 trial, sometimes called the Chicago 8. The federal government, under the later disgraced Attorney General John Mitchell (William Hurt), rounded up all the folks that they targeted as agitators at the Democratic Convention in Chicago, August 1968. This included Abbie Hoffman (Oscar-level performance by Sacha Baron Cohen), Jerry Rubin (Jeremy Strong), Tom Hayden (Eddie Redmayne) and Bobby Seale (Yahya Abdul Mateen II). The film is written and directed by Oscar winner Aaron Sorkin.

The film will open in theaters on Friday, September 25th. 2020 (see local listings for details) and will be available through Netflix on October 16th.

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Patrick McDonald of reviews “The Trial of the Chicago 7,” during the Eddie Volkman Show on Star 96.7 FM, Joliet, Illinois on September 25th, 2020 …

“The Trial of the Chicago 7” is opening in theaters on September 25th. See local listings for details. Will stream through Netflix on October 16th. Featuring Sacha Baron Cohen, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Jeremy Strong, Eddie Redmayne, Yahya Abdul Mateen II, William Hurt, Frank Langella, and Michael Keaton. Written and directed by Aaron Sorkin. Rated “R” senior staff writer Patrick McDonald

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