February 28, 2008
Movies: ‘Chicago 10’ finds modern parallels to 1968 trial
(Page 2 - Previous Page)"I think this is one of those moments in our history that everyone should be aware of," Morgen said. "This is a watershed moment in contemporary U.S. history, and I think there are a lot of lessons that can be drawn both by the events in Chicago and from the commitment that was exercised by the protesters.
"When you see the courage of the protesters, you have to ask yourself, 'Would I do what they're doing? And how far am I willing to go?'" he said. "I don't want to be arrogant enough to say I'm hoping this film promotes change, because it is just a movie. All I can hope for is that it entertains you and, most importantly, that it puts up a mirror to the audience that challenges them to ask themselves, 'What are you doing? Are you doing enough and are you comfortable with that?'"
"Chicago 10" opens in theaters Feb. 29.
Pat Sierchio is a freelance writer and a frequent contributor to Written By, the magazine of the Writers Guild of America, West.
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