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The Trial at Chicago 7

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What was supposed to be a peaceful protest turned into a violent clash with the police. What followed was one of the most notorious trials in history. From Aaron Sorkin, starring Eddie Redmayne and Sacha Baron Cohen.

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From the Watercooler:

“Unprecedented” is a word pundits use too loosely these days to describe the nightmarish news of 2020. This film offers plenty of precedents, reminding us of philosopher George Santayana’s warning that ‘Those who do not learn history are doomed to repeat it.’ — Dr. Mary Beth Ross Read More

From Roger Ebert at CNN:

To paraphrase Bob Dylan, the times are indeed a-changin’, but Sorkin’s brand of sharp writing about politics, media, and culture hasn’t gone out of style. Full Review

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