New Jeremy Lin Documentary Inspires

September 6th, 2013 by Kevin Ding Leave a reply »

Just like the phenomenon was, the movie is rich with life lessons.

The lessons get learned again so well only because we go about an hour into the movie before we even see Jeremy Lin become amazing as a New York Knick.

Yes, the documentary is called Linsanity, but its genius is not dwelling primarily on the wild success even Lin describes as “miraculous” or leaning too hard on those highlights all the world already savored in February 2012.

There is a deep, meaningful understanding built up over the movie’s first hour about Lin’s unwavering dedication and small-time achievements—and the heart of the movie grows strong from being behind the scenes for so long before reaching center stage.

How could producers Christopher Chen and Brian Yang and director Evan Jackson Leong fill so much time before getting to the obviously good part?

They did their own dirty work behind the scenes.

They pushed and prodded a reluctant Lin and his uncertain family to let cameras into his life for what Chen, Yang and Leong envisioned would be a niche web video series. Eventual ...

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