Netflix’s upcoming movie The Trial of the Chicago 7 takes place at the height of the anti-Vietnam War protests during the late 60s. But the first trailer bears an unmistakable resemblance to today’s Black Lives Matter protests and features a distinctly anti-police tone.
The Trial of the Chicago 7, written and directed by Aaron Sorkin, tells the story of the seven radical-left defendants accused of inciting riots during the 1968 Democratic National Convention. The movie stars Sacha Baron Cohen as Abbie Hoffman, Eddie Redmayne as Tom Hayden, and Succession‘s Jeremy Strong as Jerry Rubin.
The trailer invokes today’s BLM riots with scenes showing a line of police officers preparing to open fire on protestors who are carrying signs that read “An Attack Against One Is An Attack Against All” and “Where Are Our Civil Rights?” Throughout the trailer, the protestors chant, “The whole world is watching!”
In one scene, a