Guess who’s coming to town? Jeremy Lin’s Linsanity: The Movie, is joining a strong roster of movies at the Vancouver Asian Film Festival from Thursday November 7 to Sunday November 10, 2013 at Cineplex Odeon, International Village. Directed by Evan Jackson Leong, Linsanity: the Movie is about the rags-to-riches story of Lin, following his college days to his struggling rookie campaign to finally stardom in the NBA.
Synopsis: In February 2012, stuck in the mire of a disappointing season, the New York Knicks did what no other NBA team had thought about doing—they gave an undrafted, third-string point guard from Harvard named Jeremy Lin an opportunity to prove himself. He took full advantage, scoring more points in his first five NBA starts than any other player in the modern era, and created a legitimate public frenzy in the process. Prior to this now-legendary run, Lin had faced adversity in his career at every turn. Despite leading Palo Alto High to a shock California State prep title, he received no scholarship offers from any major university. Then despite a standout collegiate career at Harvard, he was not drafted by any NBA team. The rest is now history.
Linsanity: The Movie has already generated much buzz around the film circuit, including the Sundance Film Festival, South by Southwest Film Festival, CAAMFest Opening Night film, Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival, American International Film Festival, Hawaii International Film Festival, and the Hong Kong International Film Festival.