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 (Wednesday 5th October)

18:15

Her Way 18
Socially Distanced
1h 37m | French w/ English subtitles
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20:30

Moonage Daydream 15
2h 15m
Oscar-nominated filmmaker Brett Morgen weaves archival footage of David Bowie to present a kaleidoscopic portrait of one of the 20th-century’s most iconic artists.

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Tomorrow (Thursday 6th October)

12:30

See How They Run 12A
Baby Club
1h 38m
Saoirse Ronan, Sam Rockwell, and Adrien Brody feature in an all-star ensemble for Tom George’s entertaining murder mystery comedy romp set in 1950s London.

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15:15

Moonage Daydream 15
Socially Distanced
2h 15m
Oscar-nominated filmmaker Brett Morgen weaves archival footage of David Bowie to present a kaleidoscopic portrait of one of the 20th-century’s most iconic artists.

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18:15

See How They Run 12A
1h 38m
Saoirse Ronan, Sam Rockwell, and Adrien Brody feature in an all-star ensemble for Tom George’s entertaining murder mystery comedy romp set in 1950s London.

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20:30

Her Way 18
1h 37m | French w/ English subtitles
Laure Calamy (Call My Agent!) gives a magnetic performance as a sex worker forced outside her safety zone to help her wayward son get into cookery school.

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