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Free Chol Soo Lee

 
New York Premiere
 
Tue, Jun 28, 2022
  • 7PM
 
 
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RUN TIME: 83min
GENERAL ADMISSION: $20
MEMBERS: and Patrons $15
 
 
 
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Part of Film series BAMcinemaFest 2022
Directed by Julie Ha & Eugene Yi | 2022
“powerful”
—Hollywood Reporter

Julie Ha and Eugene Yi spotlight the pivotal, yet under-told story of Chol Soo Lee. In 1973, Lee was wrongfully arrested and convicted for the murder of a local gang leader shot in San Francisco’s Chinatown. He was sentenced to life in prison based on the eyewitness accounts of white tourists, and spent years fighting to survive behind bars before journalist K.W. Lee took an interest in his case. The reporter’s investigation galvanized an unprecedented pan-Asian American grassroots movement to fight for Chol Soo Lee’s freedom, ultimately inspiring a new generation of social justice activists.

This extraordinary portrait of community activism explores the man behind the cause and the complex legacy—and human cost—of becoming the symbol of a movement.

A MUBI release

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