A King Like Me

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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photo of Matthew O. Henderson

Film Screenings

Mar 10, 2024
6:00pm7:30pm
Mar 12, 2024
6:15pm7:45pm
Mar 12, 2024
6:45pm8:15pm

Credits

Director:

Matthew O. Henderson

Executive Producer:

Jenny Raskin, Clarence Otis, Geralyn White Dreyfous, Adam Lewis, Melony Lewis, Regina K. Scully, Zak Kilberg, Julie Nives

Producer:

Fisher Stevens, Maura Anderson, Darcy McKinnon, Terry Dugas

Cinematographer:

Matthew O. Henderson

Editor:

Halil Efrat, Jason Sager

Music:

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 PRODUCERS: KATIE PHAM, Co-Producer : Matthew Dillon

Contact

Distributor:

N/A
caitlin@highly-flammable.com

Public Film Contact:

Zak Kilberg
Highly Flammable
Zak@highly-flammable.com

Publicity Contact:

Brooke Blumberg
blumberg@ssmandl.com
+1 323 822 9300

Sales Agent:

Maggie Pisacane, Addie Poris
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2024
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Runtime:
90 mins