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The Trial of the Chicago 7 in Chicago

Walk virtually through Chicago's Grant Park and learn about the making of Aaron Sorkin's Netflix movie, 'The Trial of the Chicago 7'

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Named for U.S. President and Civil War General Ulysses S. Grant, Chicago's Grant Park comprises several city locations: Millennium Park, Buckingham Fountain, the Art Institute of Chicago, and the Museum Campus. 


But in 1968, as Aaron Sorkin's Netflix film The Trial of the Chicago 7 points out, Grant Park saw major clashes between the Chicago Police Department and demonstrators during the Democratic National Convention. 


On this short virtual tour with Chicago Movie Tours, you'll consider Sorkin's 2020 film, Grant Park's history, and one of Chicago's biggest and most imposing pieces of public art.

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What's Included

Chicago Movie Tours' virtual tours incorporate the following, when applicable, to bring the subject matter to life:

  • HD video

  • High-quality photos

  • Expertly designed animated slideshows

  • Clips and screengrabs

  • Maps (to orient you as you "travel" with us)

  • Vintage newspaper articles and ads

  • Classic movie fan magazine excerpts

  • Well-researched commentary

 

Additionally, we always include opportunities for audience contribution.

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