WHO’S IN IT?
Sacha Baron Cohen (The Dictator), Eddie Redmayne (The Theory of Everything), Yahya Abdul-Mateen II (Aquaman), Jeremy Strong (The Big Short), Mark Rylance (Bridge of Spies), Joseph Gordon-Levitt (Looper), Kelvin Harrison Jr. (Luce), Frank Langella (Frost/Nixon), Michael Keaton (Spotlight), Alex Sharp (How to Talk to Girls at Parties), Noah Robbins (The Assistant), Daniel Flaherty (Hope Springs), John Carroll Lynch (The Founder), Rory Cochrane (Argo), J. C. MacKenzie (The Irishman), Ben Shenkman (Blue Valentine), Max Adler (Sully), Wayne Duvall (The Hunt), Caitlin FitzGerald (Adult Beginners), Jeremy Sumpter (Into the Storm), C. J. Wilson (Manchester by the Sea), Damian Young (The Greatest Showman), John Doman (You Were Never Really Here)
WHO’S BEHIND THE CAMERA?
Aaron Sorkin (Molly’s Game), director, writer; Stuart M. Besser (Dr. Giggles), Matt Jackson (End of Watch), Marc Platt (La La Land) and Tyler Thompson (American Made), producers; Daniel Pemberton (Steve Jobs), composer; Phedon Papamichael (Le Mans ‘66), cinematographer; Alan Baumgarten (American Hustle), editor
WHAT’S IT ABOUT?
In the late 1960s, seven men – Abbie Hoffman (Cohen), Tom Hayden (Redmayne), Jerry Rubin (Strong), David Dellinger (Lynch), Rennie Davis (Sharp), John Froines (Flaherty) and Lee Weiner (Robbins) – are put on trial for numerous federal charges including conspiracy and inciting to riot, following the anti-Vietnam and countercultural protests duing the 1968 Democratic National Convention…
IN ONE SENTENCE, WHY SHOULD YOU BE EXCITED?
Aaron Sorkin directs his own long-in-development script about the fascinating real-life tale of seven men in the wake of violent protests, in a timely historical drama with one hell of an ensemble cast to its name.