Marshawn Lynch: A History
CAST: Marshawn Lynch DIRECTOR: David Shields TUESDAY FILM SERIES
Marshawn Lynch: A History-loosely inspired by the director David Shields's book Black Planet: Facing Race during an NBA Season-documents and celebrates Lynch's attempt to be true to himself in a capitalist, racist society that wants to exploit him and that he wants to both exploit and oppose. Lynch is leaving a legacy of the eloquence of silence, echo, and mimicry as key tools of defiance. Albert Camus says, "The only way to deal with an unfree world is to become so absolutely free that your very existence is an act of rebellion." No one is absolutely free, but Marshawn Lynch comes thrillingly close.
Lynch: A History shows that there's something powerful about the way that [Marshawn] protects his spark.Hua Hsu, New Yorker
A very public man who used to run in "Beast Mode" found a way, with much difficulty and resistance, to be silent about it.Jeff Simon, Buffalo News