Well then. Netflix is doing something pretty cool here with their Oscar contender The Trial of the Chicago 7, if I say so myself. To commemorate the anniversary of the court ruling depicted in the film, the Golden Globe nominated film will be made available free of charge. Yes, The Trial of the Chicago 7 will be available on YouTube worldwide for 48 hours starting tomorrow. This way, people all over the world can watch the movie for free even if they don’t have a Netflix subscription. Kudos to them. The film will air on the Netflix YouTube channel on Friday, February 19 at 12:00 p.m. PST if you’re curious to see it there.
Here’s a message from Aaron Sorkin about the film and this announcement:
“Since I was first introduced fourteen years ago, my relationship with The Trial of the Chicago 7 story has changed significantly. When we started filming last winter, we knew that the story we were telling was not only an important chapter in American history, it was also very relevant to current events. We certainly didn’t need it to be more relevant, but it did. To commemorate the anniversary of the judgment in this historic trial, we made the film available for 48 hours on YouTube starting Friday, February 19 at 12:00 p.m. local time. In doing so, we remember the true patriots who inspired a generation – actually generations – to take to the streets and uphold the foundations of our US constitution, along with the courageous voices who still do so today. We are honored to share your story with the world. “
Stay tuned to The Trial of the Chicago 7 throughout the season!