“With recent demonstrations on Wall Street and in the Middle East, The Chicago 8 is timely with its message of being non-apathetic and fearless when it comes to standing up for your rights,” says The Chicago 8 director Pinchas Perry. “This movie becomes even more relevant during this 2012 election year as many voices are being heard throughout the country, no doubt creating a change in the political landscape.”
The cast includes Gary Cole (The Brady Bunch Movie), Danny Masterson (That 70’s Show), Mayim Bialik (The Big Bang Theory), Philip Baker Hall (Magnolia), Steven Culp (The West Wing) and Orlando Jones (How to Live with your Parents for the Rest of your Life).
The Chicago 8 features a star-studded soundtrack with artists such as Bob Dylan and Jefferson Airplane.
“The content of the case is really interesting and unusual because of what it meant historically and the way it unfolded,” states Gary Cole (The Brady Bunch Movie), who portrays attorney William Kunstler in the The Chicago 8. “It became kind of a circus. The usual decorum and tradition of a courtroom began to unravel, for many reasons, some of it having to do with the court itself deciding to play by its own rules, putting obstacles in the defense’s way that were ruled to be illegal after the trial.”
Winner of the Audience Choice Award for Best Feature Film at the 2011 Beverly Hills Film Festival and the Peachtree Film Festival in Atlanta.
Contest to give fans a chance to chat with three of The Chicago 8 stars launched 8/1/2012 and is gaining momentum. Social media conversation is growing by the day.