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World-famous sushi chef Jiro Ono reveals the secrets of his art in this engrossing documentary.
In the basement of a nondescript Tokyo office building, eighty-five-year-old Jiro Ono — the only Michelin three-star sushi chef in the world — presides over his ten-seat restaurant Sukiyabashi Jiro, paying minute attention to every detail from the selection of fish to where left-handed customers should sit. While Jiro's meticulous sense of discipline has led to the creation of unrivalled cuisine, it has also created a rather strict and ascetic lifestyle for himself and his eldest son and head apprentice Takashi, who is expected to take over the family business even as he has seen his younger brother depart the family fold to open his own branch of the Sukiyabashi chain. An intimate portrait of father-son relationships, the strength and demands of tradition and the intricacies of the artistic process, Jiro Dreams of Sushi
is an engrossing journey into the matrix of cuisine and culture.
Live Skype Introduction with director David Gelb on Friday March 16 at 7:15pm.