The Official Trial of the Chicago 7 Podcast

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The official podcast of the Netflix film, “The Trial of the Chicago 7,” written and directed by Aaron Sorkin, is hosted and narrated by Krista Smith. The series features conversations devoted to the significance of events in 1968 and the trial, and the parallels with what’s happening in America today, as well as discussions with Sorkin and the actors and creative minds that realized the world of the film.

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Aaron Sorkin
00:36:00
In this inaugural episode of “The Trial of the Chicago 7” podcast, Academy Award winner Aaron Sorkin joins host Krista Smith to discuss the journey of the film. He reflects back on his first meeting with Steven Spielberg about the project, and he shares some of the challenges the film faced on its path to getting made. He discusses the powerful parallels between this chapter in history and events in America today, and what he was most focused on getting right as the writer and director. He also talks about working with his incredible cast, and how his discussions with Tom Hayden informed the way he wrote about the relationship between Hayden and Abbie Hoffman, played by Eddie Redmayne and Sacha Baron Cohen respectively. And Sorkin shares what he hopes the audience might be thinking about after watching the film.
Oct 16, 2020
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00:00:46

The official podcast of the Netflix film, “The Trial of the Chicago 7,” written and directed by Aaron Sorkin, is hosted and narrated by Krista Smith. The series features conversations devoted to the significance of events in 1968 and the trial, and the parallels with what’s happening in America today, as well as discussions with Sorkin and the actors and creative minds that realized the world of the film.  Coming October 16th.

Oct 02, 2020