The Donut King
DIRECTOR: Alice Gu VIRTUAL SCREENING ROOM | CLOSES 12/17
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.
Make sure you purchase some donuts before watching… you'll definitely want them by the end of the film. Perhaps support Pao's Donuts & Coffee Shop on 6th Ave—a Cambodian-owned donut shop in Tacoma! (6919 6th Ave, open daily)
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Heartwarming yet unflinchingly honest.Inkoo Kang, Hollywood Reporter
More than just a movie about donuts...or about a self-made man who earned a fortune making them. The Donut King serves up a weighty musing on a variety of facets of the immigrant experience.Sarah Ward, AWFJ Women on Film