The King of New Orleans is a Funny, Poignant Festival Fave Now on DVD/Digital HD/VOD
Hurrican Katrina is the backdrop for The King of New Orleans, a funny, poignant drama set in the Big Easy which opened February 21.
David Jensen (Midnight Special, Free State of Jones) Stars in This Acclaimed Festival Favorite, Winner of Best Narrative Feature at the Napa Valley Film Festival, Arriving on DVD ($14.99) and All Leading Digital Platforms Just in Time for Mardi Gras!
Candy Factory Films invites home audiences to take a little trip through the streets of the Big Easy with THE KING OF NEW ORLEANS, an absorbing, funny and poignant slice-of-life drama following one genial cabbie’s experiences in one of the world’s most colorful cities. An audience favorite on the festival circuit, the feature-length debut of filmmaker Allen Frederic (co-directed with creative duo Coodie & Chickie) captured the Jury Award for Best Narrative Feature at the 2015 Napa Valley Film Festival, as well as Audience Awards and Special Jury Prizes at the Santa Fe Independent Film Festival and the New Orleans Film Festival, among others. And on February 21, just in time for Mardi–Gras, the film rolls out of New Orleans and onto DVD ($14.99), Video on Demand and Digital HD on all leading digital platforms, including iTunes and Amazon.
In THE KING OF NEW ORLEANS, Larry Shirt (David Jensen) is a United Cab driver whose passengers are the city’s hustlers, tourists, socialites, musicians, housekeepers, weirdoes and reporters. Bobby Cohn (Richard Brien), a Harvard student home from school and in the middle of a personal crisis, is one of those passengers. The circumstances that bring them together lead to a bond that is ultimately turned upside down by Hurricane Katrina, but instilled by the love of the city that they both call home.
In his rave Times-Picayune review, Mike Scott calls the film “as much a deftly written Big Easy essay as it is an entertainment…[the film has] that authentic blend of optimism and brutal honestly – with a little chicory, perhaps – that resides behind every fleur-de-lis-shaped heart in the 504”. And, of hometown character actor David Jensen who has an impressive list of supporting roles in many films including Ocean’s Eleven, The Mist and The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, he says “not only is he perfectly cast but he’s perfect in the role. Even if you haven’t seen Jensen on-screen before, you’ll feel like you have. His face, his voice, his easy-does-it attitude – he is New Orleans.”
About Candy Factory Films
Candy Factory Films is a forward-thinking, filmmaker-friendly multimedia company dedicated to producing and distributing high impact, unique and compelling films. Embracing emerging distribution trends to successfully promote releases, Candy Factory is at the forefront of a new vanguard of independent distributors maximizing profit by reaching distinct audiences in numerous ways. With a catalog stocked with award-winning and acclaimed films across every genre, they’re committed to creating and fostering communities around independent and progressive cinema. Avenues for distribution include all leading digital platforms such as Netflix, Amazon, Hulu, iTunes and the national Video on Demand platform on cable television.