'Jiro Dreams of Sushi' with Director David Gelb

Read an extra interview with David Gelb here.


Host Pete Hammond presented "Jiro Dreams of Sushi" at last night's KCET Cinema Series event in the NoHo Arts District. The film about one of the world's best sushi chefs left moviegoers hungry and full of questions for first time director David Gelb.

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About the film:

A fascinating documentary on Master Chef Jiro Ono, owner of Sukiyabashi Jiro, a modest sushi restaurant located in the Ginza district of Tokyo. It is considered to be the world's best sushi restaurant and is a Michelin Guide 3-start restaurant. Jiro-san, now in his 80s has been recognized as a "Living National Treasure" by the Japanese government.

The screening was followed by a Q&A with Pete Hammond and David Gelb. Gelb talked about Jiro's work ethic, the equipment he used to film in the small restaurant, and concerns about overfishing.

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Pictures taken by KCET's Nadya Zhuravleva.

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