It’s the story that was so memorable, so captivating, that it took the world by storm over a 2 month span. Now, it can be relived through the eyes of the main character himself, Jeremy Lin.
‘Linsanity’, the documentary was released in January at the Sundance Film Festival, received a standing ovation, and was purchased by Ketchup Entertainment in July. Scheduled for a limited released on October 4 in 10-15 cities, here is a look at the official trailer for ‘Linsanity’:
Director Evan Jackson Leong began following Lin from his days in college, and has footage and commentary of Lin, himself as he entered the NBA as an undrafted rookie free agent. The film makes an impact on the social context of the NBA and the United States as a whole, as the concept of race and Asian-American stereotypes are explored.
Lin became the first Asian-American NBA player in the modern era, and rose to fame in February 2012 as a member of the New York Knicks, when injuries hit the team and he was inserted into the line-up. Lin became the first NBA player to score at least 20 points and have 7 assists in each of his first five starts, and scored 136 points in his first 5 starts, which is the most by any player since the merger between the ABA and the NBA in 1976–77.