Netflix is now offering a special offer: You can heave the film “The Trial of the Chicago 7” onto YouTube for free for exactly 48 hours.
The film is from screenwriter and director Aaron Sorkin (“The Newsroom). In front of the camera you will experience some stars, because you see Michael Keaton, Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Sacha Baron Cohen in important roles. Why the free offer? Well, it’s supposed to commemorate the anniversary of the trial of the so-called Chicago 7. If you are interested in the film and are not a Netflix subscriber, then hurry up: You can watch “The Trial of the Chicago 7” for free on YouTube for 48 hours.
On Sunday, February 21, 2021, it will end at exactly 8:59 a.m. It should also be noted that the film is only available with one audio track: the English-language original sound. However, YouTube offers subtitles in the following languages for you: German, English, French, Spanish, LatAm-Spanish, Italian, Korean and Japanese. All eight language options are available to all users, regardless of location. You also have the option to activate the subtitles as required. Depending on the user history, there is no automatic activation.
In terms of content, the film is about a demonstration that took place in 1968 on the occasion of the Democratic Party Congress in Chicago. What was planned as a peaceful action turned into a bloody fight with the police and the National Guard. The demonstrators, including Abbie Hoffman, Jerry Rubin, Tom Hayden and Bobby Seale, were subsequently charged with inciting a popular uprising. The subsequent trial went down as one of the most notorious trials in US history.
“The Trial of the Chicago 7” is also available on Netflix
If you want to watch the film with a German synchronization, you can also find it as a Netflix original directly from the streaming provider. It has been available there since last year. For non-subscribers, however, this is a nice action that some people who are interested in the film may want to take advantage of.