LOS ANGELES SCREENING–Free Chol Soo Lee
May 6 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pmFree
LOS ANGELES SCREENING–The UCLA Film & Television Archive and the Hollywood Foreign Press Association present FREE CHOL SOO LEE on May 6, 2023. The film is being screened as part of “Making Waves,” a series featuring contemporary BIPOC filmmakers whose works awed audiences when they premiered and continue to cause a ripple today.
After a murder in San Francisco’s Chinatown, police arrest Chol Soo Lee, a 20-year-old Korean immigrant with previous run-ins with the law. He is convicted, and while serving a life sentence, an investigative reporter writes stories that galvanize a grassroots movement of Asian Americans to fight for Lee’s freedom. FREE CHOL SOO LEE explores a social justice movement, while also revealing the man behind the cause and the complex legacy he left behind. Directed by Julie Ha and Eugene Yi.
May 6, 2023 – 7:30 pm
Billy Wilder Theater
10899 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90024 | Located inside the Hammer Museum
The program includes a Q&A with filmmakers Julie Ha and Eugene Yi. They will be joined by activists who were involved in the Free Chol Soo Lee campaign, a member of the formerly incarcerated Asian American community, and a representative of the UCLA Korean American Student Association.
Admission is free. No advance reservations. Free tickets must be obtained on a first come, first served basis at the box office, where seating will be assigned.
Click here for tickets and more information. This film is supported by a California Documentary Project Grant.