L/A Film Forum
Past Event ....... May 2nd — 6:00 p.m.
Jiro Dreams of Sushi will be the featured film for the May L/A Film Forum. This event will take place in LPL’s Callahan Hall on Thursday, May 2 at 6:00 p.m. The showing is free and is open to all adults in the community.
Jiro 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.
The film was directed by David Gelb and was an official selection of the 2011 Tribeca Film Festival. It 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.
Each L/A Film Forum showing includes a film followed by a facilitated discussion. The discussion leader for Jiro Dreams of Sushi will be Bates College Japenese Professor Sarah Strong.
The program opens at 6:00 p.m. with light refreshments and social time. The film screening will begin at 6:15.
The Film Forum is a partnership of the Auburn and Lewiston public libraries and the Lewiston Auburn Film Festival. This year’s series was made possible by an Outreach Grant from the Maine Humanities Council. For more information on this Forum, contact the LPL Adult Services Desk at 513-3135 or LPLReference@LewistonMaine.gov
Posted: Friday, August 24th, 2012 in Film
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