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38 at The Garden

Directed by:

Frank Chi

38 mins

Sunday, Nov 20, 2022

6:00 PM

Closing Night

38 At The Garden chronicles the extraordinary ascendance of point guard Jeremy Lin during his landmark 2012 season with the New York Knicks. Lin, an undrafted Harvard graduate, shocked fans, stunned his teammates and galvanized the Asian American community when he scored 38 points at Madison Square Garden against the Los Angeles Lakers, solidifying Lin’s hot streak and the “Linsanity” craze.

A decade later, Lin’s stature as a groundbreaking, cultural icon stands in stark relief to the recent hate crimes against the Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPI) community. 38 At The Garden recognizes a pivotal moment in time for Lin, and celebrates a phenomenon that was bigger than basketball for the world.

38 At The Garden is a Mr. Fahrenheit and GTG Entertainment production. The film is directed by Frank Chi and produced by Travon Free and Samir Hernandez. Executive Producers, Patricia Sun, Brandon Chu, Kai Huang, Mike Lee, Dave Lu, and Paul Sri. For HBO, executive producer, Bentley Weiner.


About the Filmmaker

Frank Chi is a filmmaker, artistand storyteller at the intersection of art, politics and culture. From helping create the “Notorious RBG” phenomenon to his social justice short films which have gained over 50 million views on social media, Frank’s work helps lead narratives around justice and inclusion in American life. His latest work, the documentary short “38 at the Garden” about Jeremy Lin’s 2012 “Linsanity” run, will premiere at the 2022 Tribeca Film Festival. Frank’s work includes the “Langston Hughes in Our Time” series sponsored by MoveOn and Color of Change -which was called “the perfect Black Lives Matter tribute” by HuffPost. His films for the Smithsonian Institution celebrating America’s immigrants remain its most popular videos on social media -including “Letters from Camp”–which was called “a heartbreaking resonance of past and present” by ABC News. Frank was the design lead on the team that created the popular “Notorious RBG” campaign honoring the late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg; and was featured in The New York Times best-selling book “Notorious RBG” and the Oscar-nominated film “RBG.” His other art projects, including the This Machine Films Police smartphone sticker and American Gothic X, have been viewed by millions on and offline. For over a decade, Frank worked in politics and collaborated with partners like Senator Elizabeth Warren, MoveOn, and Planned Parenthood to create some of the most impactful progressive content on social media. He began his career working on the Obama Media Team in 2008. Frank has been profiled in Communications Arts and NBC News, and has written for the Washington Post and the Boston Globe. A native of New Haven, CT, Frank graduated from Bowdoin College. He lives in Brooklyn, NY.

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