Documentary Opening Weekend October 26th – Late Life: The Chien-Ming Wang Story
A NEW documentary about the former Taiwanese Yankees player, Chien-Ming Wang, is opening this weekend on October 26th at the AMC Empire 25 in Manhattan. It’s called Late Life: The Chien-Ming Wang Story, by award-winning director Frank Chen. It encaptures Wang’s baseball career and offers an exclusive behind-the-scenes look into Wang’s fight to try to make it back to Major Leagues.
About the film:
Chien-Ming Wang was a supernova in Taiwan. His success as the Ace of the New York Yankees rocketed him into a cult-like status on the island nation. His face was so ubiquitous and his impact so meaningful, that he was donned the title of “Pride of Taiwan” – a national honor he was never fully comfortable with. Wang, a man of quiet, humble disposition, never sought out the attention. All he wanted to do was play.
We find Chien-Ming now at age 35, bouncing around the Independent and Minor Leagues, a fallen icon. The film delves into his comeback attempts, his life between endless rehab programs, his lengthy and often lonely stints away from home and family, and the inner struggles and weight he carries on his injured shoulders. We follow him as he works towards a singular goal: to fight his way back into the Major Leagues.
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