Looks like the ‘Linsanity’ documentary will indeed make it’s way to Houston after all. The movie that highlights the life of Jeremy Lin will premiere in Houston, according to CSN Houston’s social media guru Howard Chen, who broke the news early Wednesday morning.
— Howard Chen (@ho_chenCSN) September 4, 2013
The highly anticipated documentary that received rave reviews at the Sundance Film Festival in January is scheduled to be released in theaters on Oct. 4 in 10-15 major cities. San Francisco was the first city confirmed to premiere the film after Ketchup Entertainment bought the rights in July. Now, the Houston Rockets point guard can stay home to see the theatrical release.
While showtimes and ticket sales have yet to be determined, the AMC theater off Dunvale Road is the confirmed location for Linsanity’s release.
Directed by Evan Jackson Leong, the film follows Lin from his high school days in Palo Alto, California, and then onto his college career at Harvard University.
From there, the struggles of Lin’s life as an undrafted rookie free agent is explored as he bounced from team to team, before ultimately making his mark with the New York Knicks in February 2012.
The underlying layer of the story also covers the aspect of racial perceptions and stereotypes in America. Lin battled through racism and prejudice to achieve his dream of becoming an NBA player, and in doing so, became the first Asian-American player in the modern era.
Boston, Los Angeles, and New York are also confirmed cities that will premiere ‘Linsanity’.