Opening Night Gala
Time: 9:30pm – 12 midnight
After the Opening Night screening of “Linsanity” at Castro Theater, join us for the CAAMFest Opening Night Gala at the magnificent Asian Art Museum. Mingle with media makers, special guests, and fellow attendees, and enjoy treats by Distillery 209, Dosa, Namu Gaji, Sapporo Beer, Serpentine, Socola Chocolates and Martell Cognac. Be among the first to experience “China’s Terracotta Warriors, The First Emperor’s Legacy” on display at the museum throughout the event.
photo credit (slideshow): Drew Altizer Photography
Evan Jackson Leong / Gala Presentations / USA / 2012 / Bay Area Connection / 88 minsIn 2012, the entire media landscape was abuzz about one man: basketball sensation Jeremy Lin. Lin scored more points in his first five NBA starts than any other player in the modern era: in less than a month, Linsanity was born. In the first documentary in over a decade to open the festival, filmmaker Leong and his crew give you courtside seats to Lin’s sudden rise, capturing the energy and hysteria that swept up this Palo Alto baller—and the world—along the way.