Netflix’s The Trial of the Chicago 7 will likely be out there at no cost on its YouTube channel for 48 hours, beginning on Friday, February nineteenth, at 12AM PT, according to a blog post from the corporate (via The Wrap). Author and director Aaron Sorkin mentioned the film is being proven at no cost to “commemorate the anniversary of the decision on this historic trial,” and he praised the individuals depicted within the film as “the actual patriots who impressed a technology — really, generations.”
The movie facilities on the eight Vietnam war protestors who have been charged with inciting a riot and conspiracy for demonstrating in the course of the 1968 Democratic Nationwide Conference in Chicago. Sorkin is not any stranger to political subject material, notably engaged on The West Wing and A Few Good Males, although he’s maybe higher recognized for movies like The Social Community and Steve Jobs.
This isn’t the primary time Netflix has made a few of its content material free on YouTube. Final April, it made several of its documentaries available on the platform, lots of which appear to nonetheless be up, together with 13th, Knock Down the House, and episodes of nature docuseries Our Planet.
Netflix offering its unique films and exhibits at no cost on YouTube might be a technique to introduce individuals to its content material, particularly since it no longer offers free trials for its service.
If you happen to’re inquisitive about seeing the film however don’t have Netflix, it’ll be out there on Netflix’s YouTube channel beginning Friday.