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Sushi Stars In Free Foreign Film At Coos Bay Library
The “Friday Foreign Film” series at Coos Bay Public Library continues
at 7pm on Friday, November 8th. This month’s feature is the
critically-acclaimed documentary “JIRO DREAMS OF SUSHI” , 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 located in a Tokyo subway station.
Despite its humble appearances, it is the first restaurant of its kind to be awarded a prestigious three-star Michelin Guide rating, and sushi lovers from around the globe make repeated trips, calling months in advance and shelling out top dollar for a coveted seat at Jiro’s sushi bar. As his son Yoshikazu faces the pressures of stepping into his father’s shoes and taking over the legendary restaurant, Jiro relentlessly pursues his lifelong quest to create the perfect piece of sushi.
This film is a thoughtful meditation on work, family, and the art of perfection, chronicling Jiro’s life as both a success in the culinary world and as a loving yet complicated father. JIRO DREAMS OF SUSHI was an official selection at the 2011 Tribeca Film Festival and favorite of many film critics societies. The “Friday Foreign Film” series is normally held on the second Friday of the month and is free to the public. Many of these films are not rated and parental discretion is advised. For more information call 269-1101.