A new documentary centered around the newly retired NFL star, Marshawn Lynch, and his decision to limit his interaction with the media is set to be released this summer at the Seattle International Film Festival.
According to Cargo Film & Releasing, “Lynch: A History” will focus on Lynch’s media resistance, “culling more than 700 video clips and placing them in dramatic, rapid and radical juxtaposition. The film is a powerful political parable about the American media-sports complex and its deep complicity with racial oppression.”
The 84-minute film, written, produced and directed by New York Times bestselling author, David Shields is loosely inspired by Shields’ book, “Black Planet: Facing Race during an NBA Season.” It also reportedly “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,” according to the film’s description.
“Lynch: A History” is executive produced by Danny Glover, with consulting production efforts by John W. Comerford. The film is set to be released on June 3.