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THE DONUT KING
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Ted’s story is one of fate, love, survival, hard knocks, and redemption. It’s the rags to riches story of a refugee escaping Cambodia, arriving in America in 1975 and building an unlikely multi-million-dollar empire baking America’s favorite pastry, the donut. Ted sponsored hundreds of visas for incoming refugees and helped them get on their feet teaching them the ways of the donut business. By 1979 he was living the American Dream. But, in life, great rise can come with great falls.
Dir: Alice Gu / 2020 / US / 90 min
“Heartwarming yet unflinchingly honest.” — Inkoo Kang, Hollywood Reporter
“A moving and lively portrait of multiple family businesses and the man that envisioned and executed a delectable kingdom of confections.” — John Fink, The Film Stage
“The journey it takes the audience on is a fascinating and vital part of history.” — Bobby LePire, Film Threat