Friday, January 27, 2023

2022 documentary Free Chol Soo Lee, followed by virtual discussion with directors, February 9.

The 2022 documentary Free Chol Soo Lee will play in Pittsburgh on February 9.
FREE CHOL SOO LEE tells the story of a Korean American death row inmate convicted of a 1973 Chinatown gangland murder in San Francisco, and the activists who led a pan-Asian American movement to free him. Spanning the late 1970s to the early ’80s, this movement would for the first time bring together young, third-generation Asian American activists, many of them politically radical, with older, conservative Korean immigrants. Their unlikely victory, with Lee walking into freedom in 1983 after 10 years in prison, would inspire many young supporters to pursue careers dedicated to social justice. The screening will be followed by a (virtual) discussion with directors Julie Ha and Eugene Yi and an in-person discussion with 1Hood Media.
It played here last August, and returns now at the Harris Theater in downtown's Cultural District (map). Tickets are available online.

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