Patricia Nell Warren

P.S. on "Chicago 10"

Filed By Patricia Nell Warren | January 09, 2008 9:02 PM | comments

Filed in: Entertainment
Tags: Chicago, peace movement

For those who read my 1/8 commentary on this impactful documentary film and want to see it -- "Chicago 10" is scheduled for release by Roadside on February 29, 2008. During 2007 the film was stirring up buzz as it made the rounds of festivals, including Sundance. Running time: 102 minutes. Voice-overs are done by a number of industry notables, including Nick Nolte. The 1969 trial was not recorded, but the film gives us the courtroom scenes in a realistic animation in graphic-novel style. For me it worked -- especially since the dialogue in these scenes is taken straight from court transcripts. Some of the exchanges between knothead Judge Hoffman and the defendants (and their feisty attorney William Kunstler) are amazing. I imagine this film will get an Oscar nod for best documentary. It should.

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I hope I get a chance to see sounds interesting.