FREE CHOL SOO LEE
An official selection at this year's Sundance Film Festival, FREE CHOL SOO LEE chronicles the gripping true story of Chol Soo Lee, a legendary figure in the Asian American community: a Korean immigrant misidentified as Chinese and wrongly convicted of murder in San Francisco in 1974, who became a rallying cry for a pan-Asian American political movement. It is a moving, inspiring tale of grassroots Asian American activism, depicting the strength of a diverse community as it unites behind a common symbolic cause and ultimately achieves its goal. "A powerful indictment of systemic racism and the criminal justice system." – Chicago Reader. DIR/SCR/PROD Julie Ha, Eugene Yi; SCR Sebastian Yoon, based on the words of Chol Soo Lee; PROD Sona Jo, Su Kim, Jean Tsien. U.S., 2022, color, 90 min. NOT RATED
No AFI Member passes accepted.
Co-presented with the DC Asian Pacific American Film Festival.