Linsanity

Briefly: One of the best films I saw at this year’s Sundance Film Festival was a documentary about the almost too-unbelievable story of NBA point guard Jeremy Lin. Directed by Evan Jackson Leong, Linsanity tells Lin’s story from his childhood, all the way up through the month in 2012 when he became one of the most famous people on the planet.

Ketchup Entertainment picked the film up and will distribute it on October 4 in 10-15 cities, including Boston, Los Angeles, New York and San Francisco. If you like unbelievable stories, or just great sports movies, Linsanity is a can’t miss. [Variety]

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Any film fan should make it a point to attend the Sundance Film Festival at least once. Words can hardly describe the beauty of Park City, the camaraderie of the attendees, the smooth running machine that plays dozens of movies a day on screens all over town. And those movies. Oh, those movies. Some of the best films of the past 25 years have debuted at the Sundance Film Festival. The list has been well-documented and 2013 is likely to add at least a few to that incredible legacy.

At this year’s festival, I saw 34 movies. Not a staggering, superhuman number – remember I have to eat, sleep and write about these things – but a number to be proud of none the less. I saw comedies, dramas, foreign films, Hollywood films, sports films, happy films, sad films, black and white films, sex films, kids films. You name it; one of the movies I saw fits nearly any description you can muster.

I’ve picked my ten favorite films of the festival, with an asterisk. Though I saw 34 films, I missed probably 100 others, so this isn’t by any means definitive. But out of the movies that I thought looked interesting, or were buzzed about on the streets of Park City, these were the ten that I most enjoyed. Read More »

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