Chicago 10 Gets Roadside Pick Up

Independent label Roadside Attractions has acquired distribution rights to the largely animated documentary Chicago 10 from filmmaker Brett Morgen (The Kid Stays In the Picture), according to Daily Variety. The film, which revolves around the antiwar protests at the 1968 Democratic Convention in Chicago, got the attention of Roadside co-owners Eric d’Arbeloff and Howard Cohen when it opened the 2007 Sundance Film Festival earlier this year.

Featuring the voices of actors Hank Azaria and Mark Ruffalo, Chicago 10 recreates the trial of members of the revolutionary Yippie movement through archival footage and computer-animated courtroom reenactments. The doc is produced by River Road Ent. and Participant Prods., which will reportedly tighten it with a re-edit before it gets released in early 2008, just in time for the 40th anniversary of the historical event. Participant previously produced the Al Gore global warming documentary An Inconvenient Truth and George Clooney’s Edward R. Murrow biopic Good Night, and Good Luck.