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Jiro Dreams of Sushi

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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.

Tickets: $10 (members), $15 (nonmembers)

"Unexpected and satisfying"
Linda Barnard, Toronto Star
"As elegant and tasty as the splendid sushi prepared by the man in the title, and that is saying a lot"
Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times
"A beautiful ode to an artisan and his culture"
Liz Haycroft, Little White Lies

This film is part of the Magnolia Pictures @ 20 series.



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