The Trial of the Chicago 7 (Aaron Sorkin, 2020)

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Re: The Trial of the Chicago 7 (Aaron Sorkin, 2020)

#2 Post by flyonthewall2983 » Sat Feb 02, 2019 10:30 pm

I was going to joke about Jeff Bridges being a shoe-in, but that was Seattle not Chicago.

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#3 Post by Never Cursed » Sat Jun 20, 2020 5:41 pm

This will probably end up with Netflix - I wonder why so many big productions seem to be flowing from Paramount to Netflix lately



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#6 Post by Nasir007 » Sun Sep 13, 2020 11:47 pm

I am not hella familiar with the story but a theme of protests and injustice. Boy talk about topical. This could be big.

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#7 Post by Michael Kerpan » Mon Sep 14, 2020 10:13 am

I once argued a motion in front of Judge Hoffman. I got in trouble (a bit) from a boss because I had not gotten a haircut first (my hair was rather longish then). Hoffman was indeed rather intimidating. ;-)

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Re: The Trial of the Chicago 7 (Aaron Sorkin, 2020)

#8 Post by willoneill » Tue Sep 15, 2020 9:41 pm

Playing in a real life movie theatre starting October 9th*

* assuming Ontario doesn't go into a second lockdown before then

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Re: The Trial of the Chicago 7 (Aaron Sorkin, 2020)

#9 Post by Ribs » Tue Sep 15, 2020 9:47 pm

Netflix’s theatrical windows have gone topsy turvy since the theaters reopened, they no longer advertise the theatrical date so just all the movies will appear at theaters at some point one to two weeks before the announced date. The Devil All The Time, which is added tomorrow, had a small release last Friday at an extremely small handful of theaters dotted around the country. One would hope this movie as one of their bigger titles will have a little higher profile, but I’m unsure that will be the case until NY opens at least.

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Re: The Trial of the Chicago 7 (Aaron Sorkin, 2020)

#10 Post by Nasir007 » Wed Sep 16, 2020 9:55 am

The primary reason for even doing a theatrical was to qualify for awards. But the academy has already waived that requirement this year. Netflix has more or less zero interest in theatrical release. They don't really make money off of it and it is basically an expense. The only reason they do it is to prop of filmmaker egos and awards qualification. Otherwise, it makes zero sense for them to release theatrically.

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Re: The Trial of the Chicago 7 (Aaron Sorkin, 2020)

#11 Post by willoneill » Wed Sep 16, 2020 10:46 am

Nasir007 wrote:
Wed Sep 16, 2020 9:55 am
The primary reason for even doing a theatrical was to qualify for awards. But the academy has already waived that requirement this year.
That's not exactly what the Academy said... the Academy said that a film will still qualify if it intended to have a theatrical run, but then cancelled that run because of COVID-19. A film that was always intended to go straight to streaming or VOD, with no theatrical run planned, is still not eligible for the Academy Awards. Now that some theatres are open, I wonder if perhaps the Academy has made it known privately that films whose theatrical runs were planned for the fall still have to go through with them (to some degree) in order for that qualification to remain intact.

But yes, more than likely this theatrical run may have been in the acquisition agreement with Sorkin and the production company. And I have heard that Netflix's Canadian office was pretty laisser-faire when it came to collecting the revenue from Canadian theatres showing Netflix films last fall, almost as if they didn't care about the money.

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Re: The Trial of the Chicago 7 (Aaron Sorkin, 2020)

#12 Post by Nasir007 » Wed Sep 16, 2020 10:52 am

willoneill wrote:
Wed Sep 16, 2020 10:46 am
Nasir007 wrote:
Wed Sep 16, 2020 9:55 am
The primary reason for even doing a theatrical was to qualify for awards. But the academy has already waived that requirement this year.
the Academy said that a film will still qualify if it intended to have a theatrical run
I think that is hard to adjudicate and I see it as an unenforceable criterion. People could always say they intended a qualifying run all along. For all intents and purposes, I think any film this year could qualify if they want to - they just have to make up some evidence around it.

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Re: The Trial of the Chicago 7 (Aaron Sorkin, 2020)

#13 Post by willoneill » Wed Sep 16, 2020 10:58 am

I agree, I'm just pointing out what the Academy specifically stated, as that is different from a blanket allowance of any film. I'm sure if we dig hard enough, we'll find some 2020 film that was explicitly slated to never play in a theatre; that film would still not qualify for the Oscars, based on that statement, I would imagine. Though I would also imagine any film making that statement probably didn't have too much of an Oscar shot anyway :wink:

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Re: The Trial of the Chicago 7 (Aaron Sorkin, 2020)

#14 Post by domino harvey » Wed Sep 23, 2020 12:35 pm

Let's hope this deep cut makes the soundtrack (surely the catchiest far, far, faaaaaaar right wing song ever recorded-- been a personal fave ever since WFMU shared it out a decade or so ago)

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Re: The Trial of the Chicago 7 (Aaron Sorkin, 2020)

#15 Post by Pavel » Wed Sep 23, 2020 1:11 pm

Oh man, those lyrics are hilarious.

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