Post-discussion screening of Free Chol Soo Lee at IFVA All About Us Film Festival

  • Jason G. COE (Speaker)

Activity: Conference/talk/lecture/symposium/speech/workshop, etcEvent organized by non-HKBU units


Date: 28 Oct 2022 (Fri)

Time: 7:30pm **Please arrive 30 minutes prior to the event

Venue: Louis Koo Cinema, Hong Kong Arts Centre

Guest speakers: Dr Aaron Han Joon Magnan-Park , Dr Jason G. Coe

Moderator: Mr Siu Heng

Free Chol Soo Lee
Julie Ha, Eugene Yi

Col / 86’ / In English with English subtitles

Selections in 2022 Sundance Film Festival, 2022 Busan International Film Festival, 2022 Seattle International Film Festival

In 1970s San Francisco, Korean immigrant Chol Soo Lee is wrongly convicted of a Chinatown gang murder. After spending years fighting to survive, journalist K.W. Lee takes an interest in his case, igniting an unprecedented social movement.

*Post screening discussion with:

Siu Heng
Veteran Arts Administrator and Editor. He served as Executive Officer (Film) at the Television and Entertainment Licensing Authority in his early career, and moved on to organising and promoting film and cultural programmes at various arts and educational institutions. He was also an editor of an online DVD retailer and a cultural magazine’s film section. In 2013, he founded Cultural Connections, providing a wide range of services to the cultural and creative sectors. Currently a member of the Hong Kong Film Critics Society, he has edited the anthology Sparks of Film (2005) and translated The Uncanny City (2021) which is an academic publication on Hong Kong cinema studies.

Dr Aaron Han Joon Magnan-Park
Aaron Han Joon Magnan-Park is Assistant Professor in the Department of Comparative Literature at the University of Hong Kong. He received his Ph.D. in Film Studies from the University of Iowa. He specializes in poly-Asian cinema with a focus on Hong Kong action and contemporary South Korean cinema. He engages with film aesthetics, culture, theory, history, and sound from an Asian-centric perspective.

Dr Jason G. Coe
Dr. Jason G. Coe is Assistant Professor in the Academy of Film at the Hong Kong Baptist University. He received his BA in English and Film Studies at the University of California Berkeley. He received his MA in Literary and Cultural Studies and his PhD in Comparative Literature at the University of Hong Kong. His research interests include: Asian/American and Transpacific Film and Media, Gender and New Media, and Storytelling, Stardom and Performance from an Asian-centric perspective.

Number of attendees (for events)

Period28 Oct 2022
Held atHong Kong Arts Centre, Hong Kong
Degree of RecognitionNational

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