Nov 3: Program 5 – Documentary Features Series: Late Life: The Chien-Ming Wang Story
(Documentary, Sports) Late Life: The Chien-Ming Wang Story is a feature length documentary following the latter years of Wang’s professional baseball career. The first and only Taiwanese player for the New York Yankees, Chien-Ming Wang held many titles: American League Wins Leader, World Series Champion, Olympian, Time 100 Most Influential, and The Pride of Taiwan. A poignant account of his life as told by those closest to him, examining his roles as an international player, a father, a son, and a national icon. It is the story of a man who is unwilling to give up and unable to let go.
Previous Screening / Awards: 2018 Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival Winner Audience Award, 2018 Asian American International Film Festival, 2018 CAAMFEST, 2018 Orlando Film Festival
Admission to VAFF screenings is limited to those over 18 years of age holding a valid VAFF membership card.
Co-Presenting Community Partners:
Frank W Chen / November 3 / Taiwan, USA / 2018 / Documentary, Sport / 99 minsCarrying the burden of 'Pride of Taiwan' on his anchor plated shoulder, the reticent national icon attempts his one last shot at baseball glory.