Westport Cinema Initiative presents Jiro Dreams of Sushi, (a MUST SEE for any food lover or chef), at the Westport Town Hall Auditorium followed by a Sushi Spectacular at the Westport Historical Society on Sunday Oct 28th @ 4pm. Tickets for the film alone are $10. Tickets for the film and the Sushi Spectacular are $30.
Jiro Dreams of Sushi is a remarkable 2011 Japanese documentary film directed by David Gelb. The film follows Jiro Ono, an 85 year-old sushi master and owner of Michelin 3-Star restaurant Sukiyabashi Jiro, on his continuing quest to perfect the art of sushi. The film also profiles Jiro’s two sons, both of whom are also sushi chefs. The younger son, Takashi, having no opportunity to succeed his father, left to open a restaurant in Roppongi Hills, essentially identical to the one Jiro built. The elder son, Yoshikauzu, still works for Jiro and is faced with the prospect of one day taking over the flagship restaurant. The film is entertaining for all foodies whether you are a sushi fanatic or not.
Following the screening, The Westport Historical Society will host a Sushi Spectacular with a selection of sushi and sake provided by Matsu Sushi.
All tickets are available at the door or ONLINE.