The art of sushi is as exquisite and demanding as the work of any sculptor, painter, musician, writer, etc. And one of the acknowledged masters of the art of purchasing, cutting and assembling rice and raw fish is 85-year-old Jiro Ono, chef-proprietor of the humble, tiny (10-seat) Sukiyabashi Jiro, located in a Tokyo subway station.
A perfectionist so dedicated he makes the average perfectionist seem like fat slob, Ono is called by some the world’s finest sushi chef. He’s also the subject of Jiro Dreams of Sushi, a documentary by filmmaker David Gelb, which showcases not only the artistry Ono has developed over a lifetime of devotion to his chosen craft but the sacrifices he’s made to achieve it.
There’s only one showing in Palm Beach County (at least that I know of) and it’s set for Friday, April 13, at the Living Room Theater on the FAU campus in Boca Raton. Tickets are $9.50 and can be ordered online (where you’ll also find showtimes) at http://fau.livingroomtheaters.com.
The film has gotten great word of mouth. See you there.