Aaron Sorkin’s Chicago Seven, America’s Trial


CRITICISM – In 1968, the demonstration on the sidelines of the Democratic convention degenerated. Returning to the trial of its organizers, the brilliant screenwriter of The Social Network shows the deep divisions that the United States still suffers from. A powerful movie to watch on Netflix.

By Etienne Sorin

The Chicago Seven also shines with its cast Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Mark Rylance and Eddie Redmayne.
The Chicago Seven also shines with its cast Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Mark Rylance and Eddie Redmayne. NICO TAVERNISE / NETFLIX © 2020

In 2010, Aaron Sorkin in the screenplay and David Fincher in the direction sparked with The Social Network, unflattering portrait of Mark Zuckerberg, the brilliant, self-centered and unkind founder of Facebook.

Ten years later, the social network has taken power and world cinema, already in bad shape before the Covid-19 pandemic, is in a comatose state. David Fincher found asylum on Netflix. After the series House of Cards and Mindhunter, Mank, his feature film in black and white about the screenwriter of Citizen Kane , is expected on the streaming platform on December 4. Chicago Seven Aaron Sorkin, he arrives this Friday, October 16 and confirms that American adult films, without superheroes or animated characters, now exist almost only outside theaters.

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We owe Sorkin among the best scripts of recent years, for the small screen

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