The Trial of the Chicago 7

Opened Friday, March 5

SHOWTIMES AT IFC CENTER

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.


Nominated for Best Picture, Actor in a Supporting Role (Sacha Baron Cohen), Cinematography, Film Editing and Original Score at the 93rd Academy Awards 


All screenings of THE TRIAL OF THE CHICAGO 7 feature an exclusive video introduction from filmmaker Aaron Sorkin, recorded to welcome back audiences to IFC Center for our reopening. Watch a compilation of highlights from all the filmmaker intros we received here.

  • Country USA
  • Running Time 130 minutes
  • Director Aaron Sorkin
  • Writer Aaron Sorkin
  • Producer Stuart M. Besser, Matt Jackson, Marc Platt, Tyler Thompson
  • Editor Alan Baumgarten
  • Cinematographer Phedon Papamichael
  • Cast Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Sacha Baron Cohen, Daniel Flaherty, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Michael Keaton, Frank Langella, John Carroll Lynch, Eddie Redmayne, Noah Robbins, Mark Rylance, Alex Sharp, Jeremy Strong