‘LINSANITY’ LAUNCHES DVD SALES JAN. 7; TRUE STORY OF FAITH BEHIND BASKETBALL PHENOM JEREMY LIN’S NBA RISE
NASHVILLE – Nov. 25, 2013 – LINSANITY—NBA breakout star Jeremy Lin’s amazing, true story of faith, family and overcoming—debuts on DVD Jan. 7, 2014. The surprise hit of the Sundance Film Festival and a popular theatrical release this fall, the LINSANITY DVD launches pre-orders Dec. 12.
Directed by Evan Jackson Leong and narrated by Hawaii Five-O’s Daniel Dae Kim, LINSANITY follows an undersized California kid—a child of Taiwanese immigrants—who loved hoops fiercely and refused to give up. It also shows the faith and family that sustained and guided a young Asian-American through physical and societal obstacles and past heartbreaking setbacks.
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Director Evan Jackson Leong—A sixth-generation Chinese immigrant, Leong was following Jeremy Lin, and filming his story, long before the Linsanity phenomenon broke.
LINSANITY earned a “fresh rating” from Rotten Tomatoes and critics’ praise:
"One of the most crowd-pleasing documentaries to play the festival this year." Los Angeles Times
"A sports doc with abundant heart persuasively chronicles the emergence of a global phenomenon." The Hollywood Reporter
"Jeremy Lin conquered Harvard, the NBA and Sundance." MTV
And the faith community embraced the film:
“This movie is a must see!”
Executive Vice President, Fellowship of Christian Athletes
"I love Jeremy Lin . . . Being a professional basketball player is what he DOES not who he IS. This documentary shows that in a profound way. It's proof that although your circumstances change, your character remains.”
Pastor Carl Lentz , Hillsong NYC
"Fun, inspiring and entertaining."
Francis Chan, Best-selling author of Crazy Love, Forgotten God and Erasing Hell
"Inspiring! Filled with great lessons about trusting in God and pursuing God’s will with passion."
Ted Baehr, Movieguide®
RELEASE DATE: Jan. 7, 2014
PREORDERS BEGIN: Dec. 12, 2013
RUN TIME: Approximately 88 minutes
MPAA RATING: PG
Family-Approved Recommended for ages 12 and over
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English with Mandarin Chinese subtitles
DISTRIBUTION: Ketchup Entertainment and ARC Entertainment
To learn more, visit: LinsanitytheMovie.com