‘The Donut King’ airs at Frozen River River Film Festival


Film chronicling the rise of a Cambodian refugee who grew a donut empire to show as part of Frozen River Film Festival.


“The Donut King,” directed by Alice Gu, will be streaming online through the Frozen River Film Festival’s website. 

“The Donut King,” presented by Winona’s own favorite donut shop, Bloedow’s Bakery, chronicles the story of Ted, a Cambodian refugee arriving in America in 1975. Ted’s rags to riches story is one of fate, love, survival, hard knocks, and redemption. He was able to build 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 through teaching them the ways of the donut business. By 1979 he was living the American Dream — but in life, great achievements can come with great pitfalls.

“The Donut King” will be available for online streaming starting Saturday, February 13, at 6 p.m. and will be available to stream for a week after it premieres. “Seats” to view this film are limited, so pass holders are encouraged to pre-order their spots ahead of time. “The Donut King” will be available for single-ticket purchase beginning February 1. A full list of Frozen River Film Festival’s virtual offerings can be found at frff.eventive.org. Tickets and festival passes can be purchased online at www.frff.org/tickets/. 


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