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FREE CHOL SOO LEE

Exclusive recorded intro by Steven Yeun. Post-screening discussion with APA Film Executive Director Christian Oh and MPA Vice President John Gibson.

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

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Co-presented with the DC Asian Pacific American Film Festival.

90 Minutes
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FREE CHOL SOO LEE Showtimes

Wednesday, August 17, 2022