• Chicago 10 (2008)

Chicago 10

Release Date: February 29th, 2008

DVD Release Date: August 26th, 2008

R |1 hr 43 min

Plot Summary

Deftly combining contemporary commentary with archival materials and animated reenactments, "Chicago 10" examines the demonstrations at the 1968 Democratic Convention and their eruption into rioting in the wake of police provocation. From the aftermath of five days of conflict emerges the trial of the controversial Chicago Eight, activists who include pacifist David Dellinger (Dylan Baker) and Youth International Party founders Abbie Hoffman (Hank Azaria) and Jerry Rubin (Mark Ruffalo).

Cast: Hank Azaria, Dylan Baker, Nick Nolte, Mark Ruffalo, Roy Scheider, Liev Schreiber, Jeffrey Wright

Director: Brett Morgen

Genres: Documentary

Production Co: River Road, Participant Prods., Consolidated Productions

Keywords: Mystery, Underdog, 1960s, Quest, Fascinating

Ratings & Reviews

  • 88
    Ty BurrBoston Globe

    The result is Grade-A agitpop, a mixture of archival footage and cheeky, creative animated reconstruction that's funny and frightening in equal measure. show more

  • 75
    Chicago Tribune

    Morgen’s best achievement is the news footage, more detailed looks at events outside the Conrad Hilton Hotel and in Chicago parks than you typically see on TV rehashes. show more

  • 75
    Elizabeth WeitzmanNew York Daily News

    A provocative reflection of its rule-breaking subjects, Brett Morgen's political documentary re-examines the past while drawing unmissable parallels to the present. show more

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