Civic Theatre film: JIRO DREAMS OF SUSHI

Date

May 23 (Tuesday)
Civic Theatre film: JIRO DREAMS OF SUSHI
7:30 p.m.
 

The Museum continues its partnership with Civic Theatre with this series of films in conjunction with Above the Fold: New Expressions in Origami. The series includes films about artists who fold, artists who slice, and Japanese culture both real and imagined. Screenings begin at 7:30 p.m. at Civic Theatre, 527 North Nineteenth Street. Tickets are $8 for Museum members and Civic members with ID, $10 general admission. Advanced sale available at CivicTheatre.com.Tonight’s film is Jiro Dreams of Sushi (2012), the story of eighty-five-year-old Jiro Ono, who is considered by many to be the world’s greatest sushi chef. He is the proprietor of Sukiyabashi Jiro, a ten-seat, sushi-only restaurant inauspiciously located in a Tokyo subway station. Despite its humble appearances, sushi lovers from around the globe make pilgrimages, calling months in advance and paying top dollar for a coveted seat at Jiro’s sushi bar. Jiro 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 as a loving yet complicated father.