Film about Japan “Jiro Dreams of Sushi” UCLA free screening, May 29


Film Jiro Dreams of Sushi


UCLA free screening

Tuesday, May 29, 7:30 pm

The James Bridges Theater, Melnitz Hall 1409, UCLA

This event is free and open to the public. It is co-sponsored by Melnitz Movies and the Paul I. and Hisako Tersaki Center for Japanese Studies. Tickets are available at the box office one hour before show time on a first-come first-serve basis. Parking is available in Lot 3 or pay-by space.


Jiro Dreams of Sushi 

Director: David Gelb

2011 / Japan / Rated PG /1 hours 21 min


Jiro Dreams of Sushi is a quiet yet enthralling documentary that chronicles the life of Jiro Ono, the most famous sushi chef in Tokyo.

For most of his 85 years, Jiro has been perfecting the art of making sushi. He works 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.

Although his restaurant Sukiyabashi Jiro only seats ten diners, it is a phenomenon in Tokyo that has won the prestigious 3-Star Michelin review, making him the oldest Michelin chef alive.

Jiro Dreams of Sushi chronicles Jiro’s life as both an unparalleled success in the culinary world, and as a loving yet complicated father of two.

Jiro Dreams of Sushi explores the passion required to run and maintain a legendary sushi restaurant, and one son’s journey to eventually take his father’s place at the head of the culinary dynasty. (Fully subtitled)


March through May 10 , 2012

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