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'Sight' - Inspirational Movie Released to Theaters Receives Rave Reviews

Updated: May 27



May 24, 2024 - The acclaimed movie 'Sight' was released to theaters nationwide on May 24th, 2024 by Angel Studios with a grand welcoming party at the AMC Theaters in Times Square in New York City. Starring Greg Kinnear and Terry Chen, 'Sight' follows the true story of Dr. Ming Wang, an immigrant from China, who defied the odds to become a world-renowned eye surgeon in the United States. Showcasing his struggles and unwavering determination to succeed, he finds his way to attend Harvard and MIT (M.D., PhD.), helping develop an innovative technology that restores sight in millions.


"'Sight,' is a serious movie," stated Dr. Jeannie Yi (Dr. Yi Jinsheng), Executive Producer of Family Film Awards on CBS, "a movie that mixes tears and laughter with a deep sense of humanity and final triumph! 'Joy Luck Club' moved the world for its terror of war and the survival spirit; thirty years later 'Sight' does just the same - it moves the world with the same intense power of sacrifice and uncrushable human spirit, yet through a different kind of story and story setting." An avid supporter of the film, Dr. Yi, has worked diligently to bring mainstream and international recognition for the film.


Writer/Director Andrew Hyatt has said of the film in a press release: “I am humbled and thrilled to be a part of bringing Dr. Wang's incredible true-life story to the screen. The universal themes of hope and endurance will undoubtedly resonate with audiences around the world. My grandmother grew up in Shanghai and to be able to honor her in some way by telling a story that echoes her own experience is a very special opportunity.”

 

“Rarely have we seen the strength and resolve of Chinese-Americans shown in a powerful way on the big screen,” said Fischer in a press release. “After spending years bringing 'Sight' to life, Angel Studios is the perfect partner for audiences who want to be inspired by Dr. Wang’s story of hope, perseverance, and freedom.”


“When the film 'Sight' was brought to the Angel Guild, it received an incredible amount of support. Our audience resonates with true stories of everyday heroes,” said Jared Geesey, Chief Distribution Officer of Angel Studios, in a press release. “We are confident that this story will encourage all who experience it and help spur a movement to help others, and are honored to release the film during Asian Heritage Month.”


A reviewer on IMDB stated, "This true, moving story was so beautifully filmed and the acting was superb. Angel Studios just keeps hitting home runs! The movie had me in tears more than once. We need more movies which inspire, stir our souls, and make that human connection. We don't all have the same experiences, but human emotions are common to us all and it benefits everyone to share in these true stories of dedication, love, overcoming trials and injustice, perseverance, and triumph. Bonus: stay to the very end and see video of the REAL doctor and actual old photographs of the characters you got to know during the course of the movie!"


Official Movie Trailers from Angel Studios:






About Dr. Ming Wang

Dr. Ming Wang, Harvard & MIT (MD, magna cum laude), PhD (laser physics), is a world-class cataract and LASIK eye surgeon, philanthropist, and community activist. After receiving degrees at Harvard and MIT, Dr. Wang's groundbreaking invention of amniotic membrane contact lenses and his philanthropic efforts through his foundation have made a significant impact on the lives of millions worldwide. Dr. Wang is the founding director of Wang Vision Institute and a Clinical Professor for Meharry Medical College, both in Nashville, Tennessee (TN). The Wang Foundation for Sight Restoration, a 501c(3) non-profit charity founded by Dr. Wang, has helped patients from over 40 states in the U.S. and 55 countries worldwide, with all sight restoration surgeries performed free-of-charge. Dr. Wang has received numerous awards including the Honor Award of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the Lifetime Achievement Award of the Association of Chinese American Physicians, an honorary doctorate degree from Trevecca Nazarene University, NPR’s Philanthropist of the Year Award, and Kiwanis Nashvillian of the Year Award for his lifetime dedication to helping blind orphan children from around the world.


About Angel Studios

Angel Studios is the home of stories that amplify light. Through the Angel Guild, 260,000 members choose which film and television projects the studio will market and distribute. The studio enables creators and audiences to form passionate communities around creative projects, making the story behind the story as important as the final project. 104,000 Angel Guild members in 155 countries have invested nearly $80M in projects distributed by the studio to date. Angel Studios is behind the global box office hit, 'Sound of Freedom,' which has earned $250 million in theatrical box office. Learn more at their website at Angel.com





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