Join the Jackson Hole Film and Food Series for an evening programmed to honor the Jackson Hole Fire Festival. Indie film and culinary art meet with the screening of the charming, award-winning documentary about 85-year old sushi master, Jiro Ono. Paired with a sake and sushi tasting, the lively format of the evening features interaction between the artists and the audience.
Jiro Dreams of Sushi
Tuesday, June 19
Center for the Arts
Tickets: 307-733-4900 or www.jacksonholefilmandfood.com/
Presented by the Jackson Hole Film and Food Series
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.
The feature film debut of director David Gelb, JIRO DREAMS OF SUSHI is 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.
Courtesy of Magnolia Pictures
Director: David Gelb
Producers: Kevin Iwashina, Tom Pellegrini
Running time: 81 min