To commemorate the anniversary of the Trial of the Chicago 7 sentencing, Netflix will be making the film available globally for 48 hours for free on YouTube this weekend.
The official synopsis for the film is as follows:
What was intended to be a peaceful protest at the 1968 Democratic National Convention turned into a violent clash with police and the National Guard. The organisers of the protest—including Abbie Hoffman, Jerry Rubin, Tom Hayden and Bobby Seale—were charged with conspiracy to incite a riot and the trial that followed was one of the most notorious in history.
The film has currently earned five Golden Globe nominations, and is set to be a contender in a few categories at the upcoming Academy Awards, which will announce the nominees soon. The film will be made available on the Netflix YouTube channel here from 8am this morning (Friday 19th February) until 7.59am Sunday 21st February.
The film stars Sacha Baron Cohen, Eddie Redmayne, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Jeremy Strong, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Alex Sharp, Frank Langella, Mark Rylance, Kelvin Harrison Jr., Michael Keaton, William Hurt, J.C MacKenzie, Thomas Middleditch, Noah Robbins, Daniel Flaherty, Ben Shenkman, Max Adler and Wayne Duvall.