FREE CHOL SOO LEE

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First show: August 19

Co-presented by Asian Prisoner Support Committee!

Filmmakers Julie Ha and Eugene Yi in person for Q&A after the 7pm show on Friday, August 19, moderated by Nate Tan, co-Director at Asian Prisoner Support Committee. Q&As also after the 6.40pm show on Saturday, August 20, and the 3.45pm show on Sunday, August 21!

In 1970s San Francisco, 20-year-old Korean immigrant Chol Soo Lee is racially profiled and convicted of a Chinatown gang murder. Sentenced to life, he spends years fighting to survive until investigative journalist K.W. Lee takes a special interest in his case, igniting an unprecedented push for social action that would unite Asian Americans and inspire a new generation of activists. 

Nearly five decades later, award-winning journalists Julie Ha and Eugene Yi excavate this largely unknown yet essential history in their riveting Sundance selection Free Chol Soo Lee. Combining rich archival footage, firsthand accounts, and narration drawn from personal writings, this poignant documentary paints an intimate portrait of the complex man at the center of a movement and serves as an urgent reminder that his legacy is more relevant than ever.

Directed by Julie Ha and Eugene Yi. Narrated by Sebastian Yoon. Producers: Su Kim, Jean Tsien, Sona Jo. The United States. Language: in English and Korean, with subtitles. 2022. DCP. 86 minutes.


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FREE CHOL SOO LEE: Upcoming Showtimes
August 197:00 PMBig Roxie
August 206:40 PMBig Roxie
August 213:45 PMBig Roxie
August 226:45 PMBig Roxie
August 236:50 PMLittle Roxie
August 246:50 PMLittle Roxie
August 259:10 PMLittle Roxie