JIRO DREAMS OF SUSHI (2011) & BIG NIGHT (1996) (double feature)
Monday and Tuesday, June 11-12, 2012:
JIRO DREAMS OF SUSHI
2011, USA, 81 minutes, 35mm, Magnolia Pictures
Directed by David Gelb
Featuring Jiro Ono
In Japanese with English subtitles
Mon & Tue: 7:30 pm
PLUS, on the same double feature:
1996, USA, 107 minutes, 35mm, Paramount Pictures
Directed by Campbell Scott, Stanley Tucci
Written by Joseph Tropiano, Stanley Tucci
Starring Tony Shalhoub, Stanley Tucci, Minnie Driver,
Ian Holm, Isabella Rossellini, Marc Anthony, Liev Schreiber
Mon & Tue: 9:10 pm
Magnolia Pictures' synopsis of JIRO DREAMS OF SUSHI:
JIRO DREAMS OF SUSHI is the story of 85 year-old Jiro Ono, considered by many to be the world's greatest sushi chef. He is the proprietor of Sukiyabashi Jiro, a 10-seat, sushi-only restaurant inauspiciously located in a Tokyo subway station. Despite its humble appearances, it is the first restaurant of its kind to be awarded a prestigious 3 star Michelin review, and sushi lovers from around the globe make repeated pilgrimage, calling months in advance and shelling out top dollar for a coveted seat at Jiro's sushi bar.
For most of his life, Jiro has been mastering the art of making sushi, but even at his age he sees himself still striving for perfection, working from sunrise to well beyond sunset to taste every piece of fish; meticulously train his employees; and carefully mold and finesse the impeccable presentation of each sushi creation. At the heart of this story is Jiro's relationship with his eldest son Yoshikazu, the worthy heir to Jiro's legacy, who is unable to live up to his full potential in his father's shadow.
Reviews of JIRO DREAMS OF SUSHI:
"JIRO DREAMS OF SUSHI is a breathtaking portrait of a great artist, a chef unique in the world. The access that the filmmakers had to his life, his thoughts and his words is in itself an extraordinary accomplishment. A thrilling and beautiful portrait of a family and the most thorough, concise and maddeningly delicious looking explanation of the all too frequently misunderstood world of sushi. " --Anthony Bourdain
"JIRO DREAMS OF SUSHI is about a spiritual journey towards perfection. But it is not about achieving perfection. It is about the act of striving for it. The film is breathtaking, inspirational and most of all humbling. It is really a gift to bear witness to Jiro who is a true master of his craft and whose entire lifestyle and existence is about striving to be better. Anyone passionate about craft, cooking and excellence should watch."- Eric Ripert, Chef/Co-Owner Le Bernardin
"***** 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
"A FOODIE'S DREAM NIGHT AT THE MOVIES. Beautifully photographed, every exquisite morsel looks to die for." Mary Pols, Time
This is a double feature:
your ticket admits you to BOTH films!
The box office opens approx. 15 minutes before the first film and then re-opens shortly before the second film for those who wish to only see the second film.
If you wish to only see the second film and purchased ticket(s) through Brown Paper Tickets, you will be able to claim your ticket(s) to the second film about 10 minutes before the second film starts.
New Beverly Cinema
7165 Beverly Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90036
1 block west of La Brea
Plentiful street parking on Formosa Ave. after 6 PM
Served by MTA lines 14 and 212
New Beverly Cinema (View)
7165 W. Beverly Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90036