Netflix to Make the Trial of the Chicago 7Free for 48 Hours on Youtube
Netflix announced Thursday that it is making The Trial of the Chicago 7 free for 48 hours this week in commemoration of the 51st anniversary of the verdict.
Chicago 7 has been awarded five Golden Globe nominations, three SAG Awards noms and named one of AFI’s 10 best films of the year.
The pic will be made available on Netflix’s YouTube channel for 48 hours, beginning on February 19th, at 12 a.m. PT. Subscriptions won’t be required to view it.
Netflix to Make the Trial of the Chicago 7 Free for 48 Hours on Youtube
“Commemorate the anniversary of the verdict in this historic trial,” and he praised the people depicted in the movie as “the real patriots who inspired a generation — actually, generations,” said writer and director Aaron Sorkin.
The film tells the story of eight Vietnam War protesters being accused of inciting a riot and conspiracy for demonstrating during the 1968 Democratic National Convention in Chicago. Sorkin is widely known for political themes, especially working on The West Wing and A Few Good Guys, though he is probably better known for his films like The Social Network and Steve Jobs.
Netflix has actually made some of its content free on YouTube before. In particular, several of its documentaries was made available on the platform last April. Of which, many seem to still be up such as 13th, Knock Down the House, and Our Planet.
Netflix showing its original movies for free on YouTube could be aimed to introduce people to its content, especially since the streaming platform no longer provides free trials for its service.
If you’re keen on watching the movie but don’t have Netflix, look for Netflix’s YouTube channel starting Friday.