Unless you’ve been living under a rock this past week, you are familiar with the name Jeremy Lin. For those not in the know, Jeremy Lin is taking the NBA by storm. The New York Knicks point guard, who went undrafted out of Harvard and was waived by both Golden State and Houston this season, is the first Asian-American of Chinese or Taiwanese decent to play in the NBA. Ever since he stepped onto the court last week, “J-Lin” has lead his team to victory in thrilling fashion, causing “Linsanity” to sweep the nation.
But what’s the connection with Jeremy Lin, a rising NBA basketball phenom, and the 30th SFIAAFF? It turns out, Emily Tay, the FEMALE Asian-American basketball star of the documentary, NO LOOK PASS, was friends with Jeremy Lin at Harvard, and her inspirational story can be seen at this year’s Festival! NO LOOK PASS is the coming-of-age American Dream story of Emily “Etay” Tay, a first generation Burmese immigrant from Chinatown, LA, who breaks all of the rules of tradition. After living a double life at Harvard University, she strives to play professional basketball in Germany while coming out as a lesbian. Is Emily Tay the female version of Jeremy Lin? Watch NO LOOK PASS at SFIAAFF this year, and you make the call.
NO LOOK PASS
Melissa Johnson / USA / 2011 / 87 min
March 11, 2012 6:30 pm
Sundance Kabuki Cinemas
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March 14, 2012 9:00 pm
SF Film Society Cinema at New People
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For festival information and tickets, visit: http://festival.caamedia.org/30/