Cleveland International Film Festival } April 7 – April 18, 2021 } Playhouse Square

WHO IS ARTHUR CHU?

 

Year: 2017
Country: USA
Run Time: 90 minutes

WHO IS ARTHUR CHU?
WHO IS ARTHUR CHU?
WHO IS ARTHUR CHU?
WHO IS ARTHUR CHU?

If you’re a fan of Jeopardy! then you probably know who Arthur Chu is. WHO IS ARTHUR CHU? chronicles the whereabouts of a man who became a villain trying to be a hero. After drawing the ire of television game show fans worldwide for his unique style of play on America’s favorite game show, Cleveland-born Arthur Chu turned his sights on issues important to him as a blogger, columnist, and panelist championing the rights of those who are marginalized in the online community. This portrait of Chu, who is not afraid of sticking up for himself, provides an honest and unflinching look into the life of a complicated man who is simply trying to stand up for what he believes, even if that means going up against all sorts of bullies in the Twittersphere. At certain times, Chu comes across as daring as he puts himself on the front lines of issues like gamergate. At other times, he’s aloof and inconsiderate of his wife’s needs and the sacrifices she’s made in the name of supporting Chu as he works to leverage his celebrity status for good. WHO IS ARTHUR CHU? is an important look at how a person who became famous on screen can become even more important off screen. —T.W.

CIFF41 Screenings

Tower City Cinemas

Wednesday, April 05, 2017 at 9:40 PM

Thursday, April 06, 2017 at 4:10 PM

Friday, April 07, 2017 at 2:00 PM

Sidebars
PAN-ASIAN FILMS
RACE RELATIONS

Genre
Recommended for High School Students +

Competitions
Local Heroes Competition
ReelWomenDirect Award for Excellence in Directing by a Woman

Director
Scott Drucker, Yu Gu

Scott Drucker was born in Chicago and earned his M.F.A. in Cinematic Arts from USC. He's worked on projects for Vice, Hulu, ESPN, and VH1. Yu Gu was born in China and raised in Vancouver, Canada. She also received her M.F.A. from USC and has won awards for her films worldwide.

Filmography
WHO IS ARTHUR CHU? (2017)

Producers
Scott Drucker, Yu Gu

Cinematography
Scott Drucker, Yu Gu

Editing
Christopher Makoto Yogi

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