Chicago 10 Poster

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

Distributors: Roadside Attractions

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

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  • 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

  • Given the filmmaker's privileged perspective of hindsight, to not consider the real-world repercussions of their theater, to not connect the dots between 1968 and 2008 is a squandered opportunity. show more

  • 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

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