Jiro Dreams of Sushi (4/7, 7:00pm)

“***** A DREAM, INDEED. Sure to delight foodies and cinephiles alike. It’s almost enough to just sit, stare and salivate.” — Keith Uhlich, Time Out New York

The evocative and delectable story of 85-year-old Jiro Ono, considered by many to be the world’s greatest sushi chef, and the proprietor of Sukiyabashi Jiro — a 10-seat, sushi-only Michelin three-star restaurant inauspiciously located in a Tokyo subway station, to which patrons from around the globe make repeated pilgrimages. Jiro has completely mastered the art of sushi-making (captured in exquisite, luscious and lip-smacking detail by the filmmakers’ cameras, often in breathtaking slo-mo), but even at his age sees himself still striving for perfection, working from sunrise to well beyond sunset to taste every piece of fish. This heart-stirring documentary quickly grows outside-the-box to also become a thoughtful and elegant meditation on work, family, and the art of perfection, chronicling Jiro’s life as both an unparalleled success in the culinary world, and a loving yet complicated father. Oh — and it also features the most incredible images of fish on rice you’ve EVER seen.
Dir. David Gelb, 2011, 35mm, 81 min.
Dir. David Gelb, 2011, 35mm, 81 min.

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