credit: Matthew Henderson

A King Like Me

Mar 10, 2024

6:00pm – 7:30pm CT

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In March, on the heels of a successful Mardi Gras 2020 celebration, the Zulu Krewe - a group of over 800 men, almost all African American, lost twelve members out of over seventy who contracted the COVID-19 virus. To date, sixteen members of this historic organization have been lost to the Coronavirus.  The origin story of our film was an interest in discovering the impact of the pandemic on such a stalwart cultural organization, and what that loss could tell us about our country’s health inequities, as tied to race.  Diving into the fascinating origin story of The Zulu Club, we begin to uncover the way Black people and Black culture have shaped New Orleans and our nation.

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Matthew O. Henderson

Executive Producer:

Clarence Otis, Geralyn White Dreyfous, Jean-Luc De Fanti, Adam Lewis, Melony Lewis, Regina K. Scully, Zak Kilberg,


Fisher Stevens, Maura Anderson, Darcy McKinnon, Jenny Raskin, Paris Kassidokostas-Latsis, Terry Dougas, Julie Nives


Matthew O. Henderson


Halil Efrat, Jason Sager


Osei Essed

Principal Cast:

Terrence Rice, Elroy James, George Rainey, Chuck Perkins, Jacques Morial, Asali DeVan Ecclesiastes, Dr. Takeisha Davis, Jay Banks, Oliver Thomas

Additional Credits:

Archival Producer: John Miller-Monzon, Field Producer: Jennifer Samani, Associate Producer: Caitlin Lawrie, Line Producer: Rachel Witwer, Lead Assistant Editor: Tori Markus, Story Producer: Bradley Toms, Associate Prodicer: Katie Pham, Co-Producer : Matthew M. Dillon




Public Film Contact:

Zak Kilberg
Highly Flammable

Publicity Contact:

Brooke Blumberg
+1 323 822 9300

Sales Agent:

Maggie Pisacane, Addie Poris

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90 mins
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