Each year, TaiwaneseAmerican.org is pleased to support the premier Asian American Film Festival in the San Francisco/Bay Area. CAAM Fest, the Center for Asian American Media’s annual festival features not only amazing works in film, TV, and digital media, but also includes showcases in music and food. This year marks the 35th anniversary of the festival–a treasure trove of great Asian American works from established as well as emerging talent.
This year, we are proud to co-present the centerpiece documentary, “Who is Arthur Chu?” You’ll remember Arthur as the 2014 Jeopardy! contestant who attracted criticism for adopting “The Forrest Bounce” (a category-jumping approach) and other game theory strategies. Ultimately, he won over $290K plus another $100K in the Tournament of Champions.
This documentary follows the 11-time Jeopardy! champion as he attempts to leverage his viral celebrity into a platform for social change. There are also scenes from his visit to the Taiwanese American Next Generation summer camp and to Taiwan.
We’ve been following this project since Yu Gu and Scott Drucker, the director & filmmaker team, embarked on this journey to capture Arthur’s story of personal struggle with family and identity.
Revisit our past feature posts about this film project and Arthur Chu:
If you’re near the SF/Bay area, come out and support an excellent film about one man’s search for his Taiwanese American identity and his desire to make a positive change in the world.
Date/Time: Saturday, March 11, 2017 @ 6:00 pm
Location: Alamo Drafthouse, 2550 Mission St, San Francisco, CA
Info/Tickets: http://caamfest.com/2017/ films/who-is-arthur-chu/