Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Linsanity at CMU, February 22.

The 2014 Carnegie Mellon International Film Festival will show Linsanity, a documentary on Taiwanese-American basketball player Jeremy Lin, on February 22 as one of its "Sneak Previews". From a press release:
What do faith, ambition, and basketball have in common? For Jeremy Lin, NBA stardom didnot just happen overnight. Lin, an American basketball player of Taiwanese descent, managed to achieve great success without the aid of any athletic scholarships or drafts upon graduating from Harvard University. In this inspiring story of perseverance, Lin proves that a player of only 6 foot 3 can make it to the top. Now a crucial member of the Houston Rockets, Lin attributes his ability to overcome obstacles to loving family support and devout Christian beliefs. In Linsanity, we watch as Lin shoots hoops and stays positive before going onto achieve NBA fame--a true "slam dunk" of a film. This riveting event is co-sponsored by Carnegie Mellon University's Chinese Students & Scholars Association (CSSA) and the Taiwanese Students Association (TSA).

Come enjoy a special post-screening discussion with producer Allen Lu (perhaps he will reveal some secrets about what it was like to work behind the set with Jeremy Lin). Signed DVDs, posters, and t-shirts will be available for sale, and a reception with samples of delicious Chinese cuisine will be provided for the first 200 guests.
Linsanity will play at McConomy Auditorium (campus map) at 7:00 pm. Tickets are currently available online at the festival's website, and are $5 for CMU students and $8 for everyone else.