"King of Oak Street" (YYR Productions, 2011)
Now on DVD! Boston-bred boxer's son, Randy Frechette - internationally known as "FRENCHY" - emerged from humble beginnings to become one of New Orleans' most celebrated artists. Among the first to popularize the genre of "performance painting," Frenchy captures the rhythm and soul of New Orleans like nobody else. In the award- winning KING OF OAK STREET, see how Frenchy and his adopted home city triumph over numerous struggles, including the federal levee failures and flooding after Hurricane Katrina, to emerge stronger than ever. Narrated by John Sinclair. With music by: Dr. John, Widespread Panic, Rebirth Brass Band, The Meters, Bonerama, and The Dirty Dozen Brass Band. Running Time: 56 min. Rated: NR
Winner of the the 2009 Big Easy Film Festival's "Best Documentary" jury prize and "Best Feature" audience award. Official selection of The High Sierra Festival, UNA George Lindsey Film Festival & West Oak Lane Jazz & Arts Festival.