Chicago 10


1h 40m 2007

Brief Synopsis

At the 1968 Democratic Convention, protestors, denied permits for demonstrations, repeatedly clashed with the Chicago Police Department, who waged a week-long terror campaign that resulted in riots witnessed live by a television audience of over 50 million. The events had a polarizing effect on the

Film Details

Also Known As
Chicago Ten
MPAA Rating
Release Date
2007
Production Company
Cinetic Media; Curious Pictures; Participant Media; River Road Entertainment; Yowza Animation Inc
Distribution Company
Roadside Attractions; Paramount Pictures; Pbs; Roadside Attractions

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 40m

Synopsis

At the 1968 Democratic Convention, protestors, denied permits for demonstrations, repeatedly clashed with the Chicago Police Department, who waged a week-long terror campaign that resulted in riots witnessed live by a television audience of over 50 million. The events had a polarizing effect on the country. Needing to find a scapegoat for the riots, the Government held eight of the most vocal activists accountable for the violence and brought them to trial a year later. The defendants represented a broad cross-section of the anti-war movement, from counter-culture icons Abbie Hoffman and Jerry Rubin to renowned pacifist David Dellinger. Seven of the defendants were represented by Leonard Weinglass and famed liberal attorney William Kunstler, who went head-to-head with prosecution attorney Thomas Foran. The eighth defendant, Bobby Seale, co-chair of the Black Panther Party, insisted on defending himself and was bound, gagged and handcuffed to his chair by Judge Julius Hoffman. From the start, the trial was a circus with the eight defendants on a collision course with the governmental authority.

Film Details

Also Known As
Chicago Ten
MPAA Rating
Release Date
2007
Production Company
Cinetic Media; Curious Pictures; Participant Media; River Road Entertainment; Yowza Animation Inc
Distribution Company
Roadside Attractions; Paramount Pictures; Pbs; Roadside Attractions

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 40m

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Miscellaneous Notes

Winner of the Docufest Competition Silver Hugo Award at the 2007 Chicago International Film Festival.

Released in United States August 2007

Released in United States January 2007

Released in United States June 2007

Released in United States October 2007

Released in United States on Video August 26, 2008

Released in United States Winter February 29, 2008

Shown at Chicago International Film Festival (Docufest) October 4-17, 2007.

Shown at Locarno International Film Festival (Piazza Grande) August 1-11, 2007.

Shown at SILVERDOCS: AFI/Discovery Channel Documentary Festival (World View) June 12-17, 2007.

Aired in USA on PBS on October 22, 2008 as part of the "Independent Lens" series of documentaries.

Released in United States January 2007 (Shown at Sundance Film Festival (Premiere/Opening Film) January 18-28, 2007.)

Released in United States Winter February 29, 2008

Released in United States June 2007 (Shown at SILVERDOCS: AFI/Discovery Channel Documentary Festival (World View) June 12-17, 2007.)

Released in United States August 2007 (Shown at Locarno International Film Festival (Piazza Grande) August 1-11, 2007.)

Released in United States on Video August 26, 2008

Released in United States October 2007 (Shown at Chicago International Film Festival (Docufest) October 4-17, 2007.)