Tuesday, March 11, 2008
Here is another interesting trailer... this one for a new animated film about the infamous "Chicago 8" trial in the wake of the 1968 Democratic Convention. The Chicago 8 consisted of seven New Left activists - Abbie Hoffman, Jerry Rubin, David Dellinger, Tom Hayden, Rennie Davis, John Froines, Lee Weiner - and one member of the Black Panther Party - Bobby Seale. Their lawyers were William Kunstler and Leonard Weinglass. They faced charges ranging from conspiracy to starting a riot. The trial became a media sensation as it appeared to encapsulate the tensions of the era.
The film combines documentary footage, dramatic voice-overs, rediscovered audio recordings and the same animation technique that was first tried in the film, "Waking Life."