Jun 8 - Jun 10, 2012
Directed by David Gelb
Rated PG, 81 min. - subtitled
Underwritten by Park City Stand Up Paddle Boarding
This is is the story of 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 appearance, it is the first restaurant of its kind to be awarded a prestigious 3 star Michelin review. Sushi lovers from around the globe make repeated visits, calling months in advance and shelling out top dollar for a coveted seat at Jiro's sushi bar. At the heart of this story is Jiro's relationship with his eldest son Yoshikazu, the worthy heir to Jiro's legacy, who works to live up to his full potential in his father's shadow.
Not just a film for foodies or Japanophiles. It's a meditation on work, on finding one's path in life, and then walking it with singular purpose. - Philadelphia Inquirer
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