MUBI, the global distributor and curated film streaming service has announced that it will be releasing Julia Ha and Eugene Yi's documentary Free Chol Soo Lee in UK and Irish cinemas on 19 August 2022.
Produced by Oscar-nominated Su Kim, Emmy-winner Jean Tsien, and Sona Jo, the film premiered at Sundance Film Festival where it was awarded the Sundance Institute and Amazon Studios Producer Award for Documentary Feature. It will receive its UK Premiere at Sundance London on June 10, 2022.
In 1970s San Francisco, 20-year-old Korean immigrant Chol Soo Lee is racially profiled and convicted of a Chinatown gang murder. Sentenced to life, he spends years fighting to survive until investigative journalist K.W. Lee takes a special interest in his case, igniting an unprecedented social justice movement that would unite Asian Americans and inspire a new generation of activists. Nearly five decades later, Free Chol Soo Lee excavates this largely unknown yet essential history, crafting an intimate portrait of the complex man at its center and serving as an urgent reminder that his legacy is more relevant than ever.