Free Chol Soo Lee12A

Directed by Julie Ha | USA | 2022 | 1h 26m | Starring Chol Soo Lee, Jeff Adachi, K.W. Lee, Ranko Yamada

In 1970s San Francisco, a 20-year-old Korean immigrant is convicted of a murder he didn’t commit. Sentenced to life in prison, he spends years fighting to survive behind bars, until a charismatic journalist investigates his case and ignites an unprecedented social justice movement. A powerful and prescient documentary examining a largely unknown yet hugely important moment in the history of civil rights in America.

Reviews

‘Engrossing…told with enormous sensitivity, intelligence and insight’
★★★★
Cath Clarke, The Guardian

‘Stunningly relevant…belongs in the same category as The Central Park Five, Making a Murderer, and 13th.’
★★★★
R. Colin Tait, The Playlist

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We showed Free Chol Soo Lee between September 17, 2022 and September 22, 2022.

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Today (Saturday 15th June)

15:30

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18:15

The Texas Chain Saw Massacre 18
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Back on the big screen for the film's 50th anniversary, Tobe Hooper's gritty and transgressive folk-horror slasher movie set out in the American sticks. Who will survive, and what will be left of them?

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20:30

The Beast 15
2h 27m | French w/ English subtitles
As a woman (Léa Seydoux) undergoes a procedure to rid her DNA of all feelings, she crosses paths with a man from her past lives. An ambitious dystopian sci-fi from acclaimed French filmmaker Bertrand Bonello.

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Tomorrow (Sunday 16th June)

14:30

Army of Shadows 12A
2h 25m | French w/ English subtitles
A group of French resistance fighters battle against the Nazis in German-controlled Marseilles as well as suspicion amongst their own ranks in Jean-Pierre Melville's gripping wartime thriller.

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17:30

Slow 15
1h 48m | Lithuanian w/ English subtitles
A dancer and a sign language interpreter redefine what intimacy means for their relationship when one of them reveals that they are asexual in this award-winning Lithuanian drama.

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20:00

There's Still Tomorrow 15
1h 58m | Italian w/ English subtitles
The arrival of a mysterious letter inspires a housewife to stand up to her husband and imagine a better future for her family in this sweeping, record-breaking Italian melodrama.

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