Reel Asian is travelling to Mississauga this summer!
We are proud to once again bring director Evan Jackson Leong’s Linsanity to the big screen. The hit documentary of rising basketball star Jeremy Lin drew in a huge Toronto crowd for Reel Asian’s Closing Night in 2013. This time we are excited to partner with The Art Gallery of Mississauga (AGM) in conjunction with their exhibition, Be a Sport which runs from July 2 – September 13, 2015. More information here.
FREE ADMISSION, OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.
SYNOPSIS: 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. Linsanity is a moving and inspirational portrait of Jeremy Lin. It chronicles his path to international stardom, the adversities he faced along the way, his struggles to overcome stereotypes and how he drew strength from his culture, family and faith. TRAILER
Linsanity premiered to a sold-out screening at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival. The documentary has also been screened at the CAAMFest film festival, the Hong Kong International Film Festival, the Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival, SXSW film festival as well as the Toronto Reel Asian International Film Festival.