I am watching The Trial of the Chicago Seven. The story is riveting in recounting the conspiracy trial of the so called Chicago Seven which began in September 1969 and continued until February 1970.
Two Wikipedia links to the trial and its aftermath are attached. One is about the actual history of the trial. The other is about the movie now streaming on Netflix.
The two hour plus film is a good history lesson for those who weren’t here at the time. It is also a walk down memory lane for those who lived through that period in American political history.
It is also a reminder that the zeal of government to persecute protest continues unabated to this day.
The following snippet of dialogue is just one example of the excellent script.
Colloquy in The Trial of the Chicago Seven on Netflix.
Paralegal. Answers the Phone, “Conspiracy office.”
William Kunstler. “Maybe you don’t want to call it the, uh, conspiracy office.”
Paralegal. “They understand irony and appreciate the humor.”
William Kunstler. “I wouldn’t count on it.”
Paralegal. “Most people are smart, Bill.”
William Kunstler. “If you believe that you’re gonna get your heart broken everyday of your life.”