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.


‘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 (Tuesday 3rd October)


Once Upon a Time in Uganda 15
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Past Lives 12A
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Tomorrow (Wednesday 4th October)


Love Life 12A
2h 3m | Japanese & Korean w/ English subtitles
An intricately plotted domestic drama following a Japanese couple whose marriage is thrown into question following a sequence of fateful events. Directed by the award-winning filmmaker Kôji Fukada.

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