All-star cast featured in Aaron Sorkin’s award-winning feature based on a true story
Sedona AZ (September 30, 2020) – The Sedona International Film Festival is proud to present the Northern Arizona premiere of “The Trial of the Chicago 7” showing Oct. 9-13 at the Mary D. Fisher Theatre.
“The Trial of the Chicago 7” — written and directed by Aaron Sorkin — features an all-star award-winning ensemble cast including Eddie Redmayne, Alex Sharp, Sacha Baron Cohen, Jeremy Strong, Mark Rylance, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, John Carroll Lynch, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II and Frank Langella, among others.
Critics are calling “The Trial of the Chicago 7” one of the first big Oscar-contenders for the year and a major player in the upcoming awards season.
The film follows the peaceful protests outside the 1968 Democratic Convention as they unravel into a fatal clash with police officers and the trial that ensues.
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.
“It’s great, a wily marriage of Sorkin’s strengths, timely material, and an ensemble cast made of top to bottom standout performances.” — Kate Erbland, IndieWire
“Aaron Sorkin’s ‘The Trial of the Chicago 7’ is absolutely terrific, and will definitely be among the year’s best. Sharp, riveting, timely, tremendous writing and sensational performances across the board. A chilling but inspiring film about the power of protest.” — Erik Davis, Fandango
“The Trial of the Chicago 7” will be shown at the Mary D. Fisher Theatre Oct. 9-13. Showtimes will be 7 p.m. on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 9, 10 and 11; and 4 p.m. on Monday and Tuesday, Oct. 12 and 13.
Tickets are $12, or $9 for Film Festival members. For tickets and more information, please call 928-282-1177. Both the theatre and film festival office are located at 2030 W. Hwy. 89A, in West Sedona. For more information, visit: www.SedonaFilmFestival.org.