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Netflix just posted The Trial of the Chicago 7 for free on YouTube

Looking for something to watch this weekend? Did your roommate's ex-boyfriend's parents finally change their Netflix password? Good news: The Trial of the Chicago 7 will be free to watch on YouTube until Saturday at 11:59 p.m. PST.

Writer and director Aaron Sorkin explained that the decision to show the movie for free is to "commemorate the anniversary of the verdict in this historic trial." Starring an ensemble cast that includes Frank Langella, Sacha Baron Cohen, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, and Eddie Redmayne, The Trial of the Chicago 7 follows eight ideologically disparate Vietnam War protesters who were put on trial for demonstrating during the 1968 Democratic National Convention.

The film received five Golden Globe nominations, including Best Motion Picture - Drama, so if you're doing some catching up before the ceremony next weekend, start below (and read our review here). Jeva Lange