JIRO DREAMS OF SUSHI
Thursday, March 29 | 7:30 PM
US, rated PG, 81 minutes
Directed by David Gelb
SNEAK PREVIEW! Seating is limited to 100 people, so advance purchase encouraged.
A documentary about 85-year-old sushi master Jiro Ono (the only sushi chef ever to receive 3 Michelin stars), his business in the basement of a Tokyo office building, and his relationship with his sons and eventual heirs. Passports are not valid at this screening.
Preceded by an optional $25 sushi and sake dinner at 6 PM at the theater featuring a talk by sake expert Lloyd Foster of Classic Wine Imports. Purchase tickets for both the film and the dinner in advance at www.mktix.com/bwf. Deadline to purchase tickets for the dinner is Monday, March 26.
Ted Bestor, Chair of the Department of Anthropology at Harvard University, who writes on contemporary Tokyo, the Tsukiji fish market, and the culture of sushi. He is author of Tsukiji: The Fish Market at the Center of the World based on research he has being carrying out since 1991 at Tokyo's vast Tsukiji wholesale market, the world's largest marketplace for seafood and the center of Japan's sushi trade.
Peter Grilli, President of the Japan Society of Boston, and a well-known specialist on Japanese history and culture. Raised in Japan for most of his childhood, he earned B.A. and M.A. degrees in East Asian Studies from Harvard University, and also studied at Waseda University and Tokyo University in Japan. He was director of film, education, and performing arts at the Japan Society of New York in the 1970s and 1980s, and later headed the Japan Project for PBS. From 1996 to 2000, he was director of the Donald Keene Center of Japanese Culture at Columbia University. He has written extensively on Japan, and as a documentary filmmaker he wrote or co-produced several films, including Great Performances' Kurosawa.
All films are shown at the Studio Cinema at 376 Trapelo Road in Belmont, Massachusetts, unless specified.