New Netflix movie about the Chicago 7 trial, starring Sacha Baron Cohen as Abbie Hoffman

In 1968, political activists and Yippies Abbie Hoffman, Jerry Rubin, David Dellinger, Tom Hayden, Rennie Davis, John Froines, and Lee Weiner were charged with conspiracy to incite riots and other alleged crimes during protests at the 1968 Democratic National Convention in Chicago. Their months-long trial was one of the most bizarre, hilarious, upsetting, and theatrical court proceeding in the United States, and a turning point for the youth protest movement and counterculture.

Aaron Sorkin's new film based on those events, The Trial of the Chicago 7, starring Sacha Baron Cohen as Abbie Hoffman, premieres on Netflix on October 16.