2013, Sun, Aug 11

Linsanity

In the framework of the Asian Film Festival Berlin

Linsanity | © Jeffrey Kim

Linsanity | © Jeffrey Kim

The final days of WASSERMUSIK are to be held under the banner of the fourth Asian Film Festival Berlin. The featured films are productions that take a critical perspective on the much-extolled new potential for economic, political, and cultural developments between the countries ringing the Pacific. With a focus on Asia, America, Thailand, and Vietnam, the selected films tell unusual stories of migration, love, everyday struggle, empowerment, and the search for meaning.

Linsanity

Documentary by Evan Leong, USA 2013, 88min, English OV
in the presence of the producer.

Shortly before the end of a disappointing basketball season, the New York Knicks call Jeremy Lin off the bench – and the young, unknown player from Harvard sinks shot after shot after shot. The meteoric rise of an Asian-American on the basketball court was taken as a sign, and “Linsanity” became one of the most-used word creations of 2012 in the USA.