Linsanity • Firehouse Cultural Center Film Series
Thursday, June 19, 2014, 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Location: Firehouse Cultural Center 2013 | 89 min | Documentary
Director: Evan Leong Starring: Jeremy Lin, Daniel Dae Kim (Narrator – Hawaii 5-0 TV)
In February 2012, an entire nation of basketball fans unexpectedly went ‘Linsane.’ Stuck in the mire of a disappointing season, the New York Knicks did what no other NBA team had thought about doing. They gave backup point guard 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. He wasn’t offered a scholarship by any major university, nor was he drafted by any NBA team after a standout collegiate career at Harvard. It documents the rising success of the first Asian-American to play in the NBA, and highlights the importance of faith through both his success and failure. In an interview with The Christian Post in October 2013, the director revealed that the movie was actually started long before Lin rose to fame. It began back when he was attending Harvard. Leong said that central to the NBA star's story is his faith. "It's a huge component of who he is and how he lives, and so we had to make sure that that's part of it in this film," the director told CP. "We obviously wanted to explore other things of who he is; Asian-American, Ivy League, Bay Area, underdog, but if you didn't include all those, or you took one of those out, then you're not really exploring who he is as a person. His faith is really important to who he is."
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