My Lunch With Kobayashi (feat. L.A. premiere of "Hungry"!)

It’s not everyday that Cinefamily gets to welcome onto its stage one of the world’s top athletes — and we couldn’t be more thrilled that that champion sits at the apex of one of America’s fastest-growing sports. Takeru Kobayashi — or “Kobi”, for short — first took the world of competitive eating by storm in his U.S. debut, when he blasted away the competition at his first July 4th Nathan’s Hot Dogs bout (Coney Island, 2001.) Since then, he’s smashed more world records than nearly any other pro eater on Earth, and won America’s hearts in the process. Even if you’ve never seen a competitive eating bout in your life, chances are you’ve heard of Kobi. Come get to know him better, as we sit down for an in-depth lunchtime chat with this living legend — immediately followed by the L.A. premiere of Hungry: the highly entertaining, enlightening new documentary on the triumphs and tragedies of Kobi and his fellow eaters throughout the history of the sport.
Hungry Dirs. Jeff Cerulli & Barry Rothbart, 2014, digital presentation, 83 min.

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