The Trial of the Chicago 7 arrived on Netflix on October 16th but where was the new Netflix release filmed? Does it feature any Chicago filming locations?
The year 2020 has not been a kind one to the film industry.
The Covid-19 pandemic has led to worldwide delays and cinema closures and much more besides.
But while going to the cinema may not be an option for many of us, streaming services such as Netflix have still been able to provide a home for many a film.
Netflix’s latest release is Aaron Sorkin’s The Trial of the Chicago 7 but just what is the film about and was it really filmed in Chicago?
The Trial of the Chicago 7 on Netflix
Aaron Sorkin’s The Trial of the Chicago 7 arrived on Netflix on October 16th, 2020.
The film was originally meant to release in cinemas but thanks to the Covid-19 pandemic, the rights were eventually sold to Netflix.
The Trial of the Chicago 7 tells the true story of the titular Chicago Seven, a group of anti-Vietnam War protesters who were charged by the federal government with conspiracy and inciting riots after anti-war protests disrupted the 1968 Democratic National Convention.
The trial itself became one of the most notorious in American history.
Where was The Trial of the Chicago 7 filmed?
Sticklers for authenticity will be pleased to know that…
- The Trial of the Chicago 7 was filmed in Chicago itself as well as New Jersey.
Filming on the project began in October 2019 according to the Chicago Tribune with filming taking place in Chicago, Illinois itself and New Jersey.
Locations used in Chicago include sections of Michigan Avenue and Grant Park which saw clashes between protesters and police back in 1968.
Meanwhile, Morris Country, New Jersey locations such as Hennessy Hall, Fairleigh Dickson University, Hyland Hall all feature as well as the College of Saint Elizabeth in Santa Maria and Hoboken in Hudson County, New Jersey.
Even though The Trial of the Chicago 7 was filmed before the protests of 2020, which followed the death of George Floyd, some of the imagery is very familiar.
The Trial of the Chicago 7 is available to stream now on Netflix after releasing on Netflix on October 16th, 2020.