Producer Brian Yang in Attendance to Discuss NBA Jeremy Lin’s Path to International Stardom and How He Drew Strength from his Faith, Family and Culture to Over Come Adversity
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The Attic Film Festival
The Rotan Group
Austin, Texas (October 7, 2014)-The Attic Film Festival, the rapidly growing faith- based film festival in Austin, TX, kicks off their signature 2014 Soul Series Film Screenings with Linsanity (SXSW and Sundance Film Fest selected films). Q&A will follow with producer Brian Yang (who currently stars as “Charlie Fong” in Hawaii Five-o). The first of the screenings will take place at the Alamo Drafthouse-Village location on October, 20 at 7:00 P.M. The films screened for the Soul Series are a few of the 2014 Attic Film Fest award winners that will be screened monthly leading up to the annual film festival on April 24-25, 2015. Tickets in this series are $8 online and $10 at the door. For other films in the series and for ticket purchase, visit the Attic Film Fest website at http://atticfilmfest.org/events/soul-series.
“Linsanity is a story for people of so many walks of life but at the core of it is Jeremy’s faith. The Attic Film Fest was the perfect place to screen the film at earlier this year. We wish we had audiences like that everyday! To get a chance to screen it again through the Fest? We’re only too happy to do it again. I’m definitely excited to come down to interact with the Attic family this time,” says Brian Yang, producer, actor.
In February 2012, an entire nation of basketball fans unexpectedly went ‘Linsane’. Stuck in the mire of disappointing season, the New York Knicks did what no other NBA team had thought about doing. They gave backup point guard Jeremy Lin an opportunity to prove himself. He took full advantage scoring more points in his first NBA starts than any other player in the modern era, and created a legitimate public frenzy in the process. Linsanity is a moving and inspirational portrait of Jeremy Lin. It chronicles his path to international stardom, the adversities he faced along the way, his struggles to overcome stereotypes and how he drew strength from his faith, family and culture.
Lin is an evangelical Christian, and was a leader in Harvard’s Asian American Christian Fellowship during his time there. He credited his NBA success to playing without pressure. “I’ve surrendered that to God. I’m not in a battle with what everybody else thinks anymore,” said Lin. He hopes to become a pastor who can head up non-profit organizations, either home or abroad, and has talked of working in inner-city communities to help with underprivileged children. On July 13, 2014, Lin was traded, along with a 2015 first and second round pick, to the Los Angeles Lakers in exchange for the rights to Sergei Lishouk. The famous wax museum Madame Tussauds in San Francisco unveiled a Lin statue on August 14, 2014.
Other films in this Series:
Jimmy – Monday, November 10, 2014. The story of a mentally challenged teenager who interacts with supernatural beings he calls “Watchers”. 2014 Attic Film Fest Best Male Performance and Best Family Film. Starring Ted Levine (Silence of the Lambs, Monk) and Ian Colletti (Baby Momma, Rake). Full-feature.
Living Hope-Monday, February 16, 2014. A powerful true story of three extraordinary people devoting their lives to serving the poor and the sick of Cape Town, South Africa. Documentary.
Let God-Monday, January 26, 2014. A young housewife is stranded alone in the woods after a tragic accident along The Oregon Trail. Starring Jasmine Jandreau (Best Actress at the 2013 Breckenridge International Film Festival). Full feature.
Shorts Showcase-Monday, March 23, 2015. A marathon of award-winning short films from the 2014 Attic Film Fest.
About Brian Yang, producer Linsanity
Brian Yang is a producing partner at 408 Films, an independent film production company that helps to produce and finance feature film productions and new media ventures. 408 Films has produced titles such as Fog, The People I’ve Slept With, and Someone I Used to Know and the Sundance hit Linsanity. On the acting side, Brian is a film and television actor who has appeared in projects such as Saving Face, a 2005 Sundance & Toronto selection and numerous commercials between the US and Asia. He hosted Shanghai Rush, China’s first English language reality show in 2009 and is currently in a recurring role on the CBS hit Hawaii 5-0 in the role of lab tech Charlie Fong.
About the Attic Film Festival
The Attic Film Festival is a faith-based film festival held yearly in Austin, TX. For the past 7 years we have screened independent films of faith, hope and redemption and showcased the award-winners at the popular Soul Series film screenings. The Attic Film Fest, a non-profit 501-(c)(3), was established in 2007 and opened the festival screening with 12 films and 4 volunteers. Since then, the Attic Film Fest award-winning films have gone on to screen 28 films per season. Films screened have receive worldwide recognition and been featured on the Hallmark Channel, nominated for an Academy Award, and or made into a full feature. The Attic Film Fest supports and empowers independent filmmakers to spread a powerful message with a well told story that is equal to Hollywood standards.
For additional information please visit our website at atticfilmfest.org