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Netflix’s ‘The Trial of the Chicago 7’ trailer puts injustice in the spotlight

Netflix’s ‘The Trial of the Chicago 7’ trailer puts injustice in the spotlight

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Netflix’s ‘The Trial of the Chicago 7’ trailer puts injustice in the spotlight

Netflix's 'The Trial of the Chicago 7' trailer puts injustice in the spotlight

The first full trailer for Netflix’s The Trial of the Chicago 7 is, in short, enraging.

The Trial of the Chicago 7 chronicles the legal battles of eight (later seven) individuals who organized a peaceful protest that turned violent in the presence of police and were subsequently charged with conspiracy to incite a riot. 

In the trailer, we get a glimpse of Judge Julius Hoffman (Frank Langella) and his complete lack of fair proceedings particularly as it related to Bobby Seale (Yahya Abdul-Mateen II), a Black defendant and co-founder of the Black Panther Party. The judge’s racism and biases ring in clear, frustrating tones. Read more…

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