“Linsanity” Documentary To Be Released In Movie Theaters In October

By Michael Ma

February 10, 2013; Sacramento, CA, USA; Houston Rockets point guard Jeremy Lin (7) looks on during the third quarter against the Sacramento Kings at Sleep Train Arena. The Kings defeated the Rockets 117-111. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

It was a story that captivated the country. Now, it will be coming to a theater near you.

According to Dave McNary of Variety, Ketchup Entertainment has acquired the rights to the Jeremy Lin documentary, Linsanity and plans to release it in theaters on Oct. 4:

“Ketchup Entertainment has acquired Evan Jackson Leong’s “Linsanity” and will release the documentary on Oct. 4.

The Jeremy Lin doc, which premiered at Sundance, will launch in Boston, Los Angeles, New York and San Francisco along with 10 to 15 other cities.

Film follows Lin’s life from his childhood in Palo Alto, Calif., to his meteoric ascent to stardom in early 2012 with the New York Knicks in the National Basketball Assn., giving rise to the term “Linsanity.” The film was an official selection at South by Southwest this year and screens Wednesday at the opening night of the Asian American International Film Festival at Asia Society in New York City.”


Lin’s ultimate rag to riches story is something that anybody would appreciate. The film started capturing Lin’s life from his days in college at Harvard University, to his early days of struggling from team to team, and ultimately, to his rise with the New York Knicks.

The documentary explores a lot into racial perceptions, primarily through Lin’s experiences and perspectives, and how he was able to overcome it.

Lin’s meteoric rise landed him a 3-year contract with the Houston Rockets in the summer of 2012. He plays in the shadow of James Harden, and now, Dwight Howard, as the Rockets have suddenly established themselves as a Western Conference contender.

Lin was a regular Harvard grad who’s future lied more in his Economics degree. Instead, he chose to pursue his dream of playing in the NBA. He was cut 3 times, written off, and counted out in just about every way imaginable.

And now, he’s in Houston settled and belonging f in the league he was never thought good enough to play in. Everything about Lin’s struggles is unfathomable that it still makes us, dare I say it? Linsane?