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      AKA Mr. Chow

      2023 1h 30m Documentary Biography TRAILER for AKA Mr. Chow: Trailer 1 List AKA Mr. Chow: Trailer 1 AKA Mr. Chow: Trailer 1 2:14 View more videos
      Reviews 83% Audience Score Fewer than 50 Ratings AKA MR. CHOW details the vibrant and varied life of Michael Chow. Born Zhou Yinghua in 1930s Shanghai, he would use creativity to triumph over childhood trauma, personal loss, and systemic prejudice, growing up to become the actor and artist before inventing a new identity, Mr. Chow, when he opens the first of his iconic restaurants. Having found fame and fortune in the West, Mr. Chow celebrates his Chinese roots and finds catharsis by returning to painting, reemerging as the artist M. Read More Read Less Watch on Max Stream Now

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      John Anderson Wall Street Journal Over the great operatic journey that is Mr. Chow’s life, can anything top the overture performed by this supremely self-confident, mildly abrasive, quasi-pugnacious but likable impresario-artist-actor and feeder of the elite? Well, yes, it can. Oct 23, 2023 Full Review Neely Swanson Beverly Hills Courier “AKA Mr. Chow” is far from an in depth portrait of a complicated man;  nevertheless, the opportunity to learn some of his history and see him make his art is well worth the fast-moving 90 minutes Nick Hooker has put together. Oct 28, 2023 Full Review John Serba Decider AKA Mr. Chow tackles a difficult task – truly getting to know a nigh-unknowable man – and ultimately succeeds. Oct 25, 2023 Full Review Read all reviews

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      MT C Delightful, insightful, fascinating - wonderful storytelling about a very surprising man Rated 5 out of 5 stars 12/04/23 Full Review Michael W This HBO documentary was great. Michael Chow and the entire crew did a great job on making this documentary. It goes into specific detail on who Michael Chow is and what inspired him to become a successful actor, artist, and restauranteur. He even stayed true to his roots and never changed who he was born to be. If you haven't seen this documentary yet, check it out sometime. It's worth watching. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 11/08/23 Full Review Rosanne K What a talented human being! Loved the film and was delighted to discover M's recent fine art explosion! Rated 5 out of 5 stars 10/29/23 Full Review George B I found it to be interesting and informative.... I really knew nothing about this guy at all... Remember this is a documentary..... Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 10/27/23 Full Review Kristy S Captivating from the opening scene to the credits ! Must see ; HOW TO LIVE LIFE!! Really Rated 5 out of 5 stars 10/25/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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      Synopsis AKA MR. CHOW details the vibrant and varied life of Michael Chow. Born Zhou Yinghua in 1930s Shanghai, he would use creativity to triumph over childhood trauma, personal loss, and systemic prejudice, growing up to become the actor and artist before inventing a new identity, Mr. Chow, when he opens the first of his iconic restaurants. Having found fame and fortune in the West, Mr. Chow celebrates his Chinese roots and finds catharsis by returning to painting, reemerging as the artist M.
      Director
      Nick Hooker
      Producer
      Diane Moy Quon
      Screenwriter
      Jean Tsien
      Distributor
      Max
      Production Co
      HBO Documentary Films, Pulse Films
      Genre
      Documentary, Biography
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Oct 22, 2023
      Runtime
      1h 30m
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