End Credits Show Notes for Wednesday October 21, 2020

This week on End Credits, the whole world is watching. At least that’s what the trailer says. Just in time for the American political season, we’ve got the new film about a very politically charged part of American history from one of the guys that knows how to handle politically charged material best. Before that, we will Run the Series on this week’s filmmaker in question.

This Wednesday, October 21, at 3 pm, Adam A. Donaldson and Tim Phillips will discuss:

Run the Series: Aaron Sorkin’s Films. He started as a New York playwright, became an accomplished screenwriter, wrote one of the most influential TV series from the turn of the century, and finally won the Oscar for a movie about the creation of Facebook. In this week’s “Run the Series”, we will review and rank the screenplays of Aaron Sorkin.

REVIEW: The Trial of the Chicago 7 (2020). At the Democratic National Convention in 1968, eight people lead thousands of supporters in what was, at the time, the largest demonstration against the Vietnam War. The government called them anarchists, agitators, and left-wing extremists, and then they put them on trial. Through the lens and words of Aaron Sorkin, this new Netflix film draws comparisons to the current political climate, but how effective is it?

End Credits is on CFRU 93.3 fm and cfru.ca Wednesday at 3 pm.

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