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Free Chol Soo Lee


Wed 4/5: 7:00p
Free admission with first-come, first-served seating

Join us for a FREE community screening with expert Q&A as part of the 2023 Indie Lens Pop-Up season. Each screening includes a FREE documentary with intro by host Sydney Alison (Kendall Whittier Main Street Community Engagement Coordinator), a post-film Q&A with local experts, sign language interpreting from TSHA, and open captioning on the films.

This month, see the new social justice doc "Free Chol Soo Lee" followed by Q&A with Phil Armstrong (President and CEO, The Oklahoma Center for Community and Justice). More Q&A guests to be announced soon.

About the film: In 1970s San Francisco, 20-year-old Korean immigrant Chol Soo Lee is racially profiled and convicted of a Chinatown gang murder. After spending years fighting to survive, investigative journalist K.W. Lee takes a special interest in his case, igniting an unprecedented social justice movement.

About Phil Armstrong: An Ohio native, Phil has been in Tulsa for 25 years. He holds a Bachelor’s in Mass Communications from Central State University in Wilberforce, Ohio and a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from the University of Akron. In 2019 he was hired by the Tulsa Community Foundation as Project Director for the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre Centennial Commission to lead all coordination for fundraising, educational curriculum, economic development initiatives and construction projects; namely, the building of Greenwood Rising Black Wall Street History Center. In January 2023, Phil accepted the role as President and CEO for the Oklahoma Center for Community & Justice (“OCCJ”). The mission of OCCJ is to inspire and equip Oklahomans to overcome bias, bigotry and oppression. He is a Leadership Tulsa graduate, a Paul Harris Fellow with the Rotary Club of Tulsa, and a member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Incorporated.

Indie Lens Pop-Up is a FREE neighborhood series that brings people together for film screenings and community-driven conversations.




Not Rated


83 min

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