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Film Screening: FREE CHOL SOO LEE + Q&A

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An official selection at this year's Sundance Film Festival, FREE CHOL SOO LEE chronicles the gripping true story of Chol Soo Lee, a legendary figure in the Asian American community: a Korean immigrant misidentified as Chinese and wrongly convicted of murder in San Francisco in 1974, who became a rallying cry for a pan-Asian American political movement. It is a moving, inspiring tale of grassroots Asian American activism, depicting the strength of a diverse community as it unites behind a common symbolic cause and ultimately achieves its goal.

"A powerful indictment of systemic racism and the criminal justice system." – Chicago Reader.

Featuring an exclusive recorded intro by Steven Yeun and post-screening discussion with Asian Pacific American Film Festival Executive Director Christian Oh and MPA Vice President John Gibson.