Chicago 10
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Chicago 10

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Director: Brett Morgen

Cast: Brett Morgen, Hank Azaria, Mark Ruffalo, Dylan Baker

     
 

The Kid Stays in the Picture director Brett Morgen turns his unique eye toward the infamous 1968 Democratic National Convention in this 2006 documentary. Using a star-studded voice cast along with a blend of archival footage and animation, Morgen tells the story of the eight demonstrators who were arrested and triedSee more details below

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The Kid Stays in the Picture director Brett Morgen turns his unique eye toward the infamous 1968 Democratic National Convention in this 2006 documentary. Using a star-studded voice cast along with a blend of archival footage and animation, Morgen tells the story of the eight demonstrators who were arrested and tried for conspiracy in the wake of the violent anti-war protests. Featuring the voices of Nick Nolte and Mark Ruffalo among others, Chicago 10 premiered at the 2007 Sundance Film Festival.

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Brett Morgen impressed documentary audiences with his outside-the-box visual approach to The Kid Stays in the Picture, an adaptation of Hollywood mogul Robert Evans' gonzo autobiography. The director has taken several more giant leaps down that road with Chicago 10, his lively immersion into the heavily protested Democratic Convention of 1968. By employing animated reenactments over a spine of archival footage, Morgen brings this historical moment to a new generation, using Richard Linklater's favored technique of rotoscoping and the vocal talents of Hank Azaria among others to dramatize the trial of these accused instigators. Through this, absurd events like the judge-ordered binding and gagging of one of the defendants come to life in ways the transcript alone could never achieve. (Of course, since one of these defendants was Abbie Hoffman, these courtroom details are as hilarious as they are shocking.) The shrewd decision to score the film with political-minded modern rock, such as Rage Against the Machine and the Beastie Boys, rather than the stock '60s catalogue that typically accompanies such material, also lends timelessness to the film's spirit of liberal protest, still alive and well in 2008. Yet there's also a disconnect in our understanding about what side everybody is on, as Hoffman's yippies protested the very political party with which they'd find sanctuary today, personified by the father of all Democratic party archetypes, Chicago mayor Richard J. Daley. If Morgen's project comes up short anywhere, it's in providing a perfectly clear distillation of who everybody is and what roles they played over the course of several chaotic days. But the details hardly matter when the sense of place is recreated so vividly. It's becoming Morgen's trademark to marry his style with his substance, and Chicago 10 has all the crackling style and substance of Hoffman's most penetrating wisecracks.

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Product Details

Release Date:
08/26/2008
UPC:
0097368926844
Original Release:
2007
Rating:
R
Source:
Paramount
Region Code:
1
Presentation:
[Wide Screen]
Sound:
[Dolby AC-3 Surround Sound]
Time:
1:30:00
Sales rank:
68,313

Special Features

Closed Caption; Chicago 10 remix video context winnder (created by Gine Telaroli); Previews

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Hank Azaria Abbie Hoffman,Allen Ginsberg
Mark Ruffalo Jerry Rubin
Dylan Baker David Dellinger,David Stahl
Liev Schreiber William Kunstler
Nick Nolte Thomas Foran
Jeffrey Wright Bobby Seale
Roy Scheider Judge Julius Hoffman
Leonard Weinglass Leonard Weinglass
Reg Rogers Tom Hayden,Unidentified Yippie
James Urbaniak Rennie Davis,Richard Schultz
Chuck Montgomery Lee Weiner
Ebon Moss-Bachrach Paul Krassner
Debra Eisenstadt Mary Ellen Dahl,Waitress
Lloyd Floyd Robert Pierson,Aznavoorian, Arthur,Police Officer
David Boat Norman Mailer,Marshal 1
Catherine Curtin Barbara Callender
Roger L. Jackson Marshall 2,Reporter 4,Reporter 6
Ted Marcoux Robert Murray
Christopher Murney Meany,Oklepek 1,Reporter 1
Jay Potter Reporter 3,Reporter 5
John Rubano Weaver
Amy Ryan Anita Hoffman

Technical Credits
Brett Morgen Director,Producer,Screenwriter
Kerry Barden Casting
Alison Beckett Associate Producer
Laura Bickford Executive Producer
Graydon Carter Producer
Suzanne Crowley Casting
Jeff Danna Score Composer
Billy Hopkins Casting
Christopher Keene Associate Producer
Lewis Kofsky Producer
Stuart Levy Editor
Curious Pictures Animator
William Pohlad Executive Producer
Peter Schlessel Executive Producer
Paul Schnee Casting
Jeff Skoll Executive Producer
Ricky Strauss Executive Producer
Paul Urmson Set Decoration/Design
Diane Weyermann Executive Producer

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