Indie Trailer Sunday: David Gelb's 'Jiro Dreams of Sushi' Documentary
At a tiny sushi bar in a Tokyo subway… 85 year old Jiro Ono is renowned as the world's greatest sushi chef and filmmaker David Gelb has made a documentary about him. Jiro Dreams of Sushi is a doc about father and son sushi masters, continuing their legacy running their small sushi restaurant in Tokyo, all the while pursuing a quest to create the perfect piece of sushi. This looks like a wonderful doc, especially if you love sushi and the art of sushi. It also looks like a great human story about a father and son, and the honor they have together being masters of this art. As always with an Indie Trailer Sunday, this is worth watching.
Watch the official trailer for David Gelb's Jiro Dreams of Sushi, in high def from Apple:
In Tokyo, Japan, 85 year old sushi master Jiro Ono works tirelessly in his world renowned restaurant, Sukiyabashi Jiro. As his son Yoshikazu faces the pressures of stepping into his father's shoes and taking over the legendary restaurant, Jiro relentlessly pursues a lifelong quest to create the perfect piece of sushi.
Jiro Dreams of Sushi is directed by American filmmaker David Gelb, a USC graduate making his debut after a number of docs and shorts including Lethargy (2002), which featured Edward Burns and Robert Downey Jr. The film played at the Provincetown, Jerusalem, Stockholm and Tribeca Film Festivals this year. Magnolia Pictures is releasing Jiro Dreams of Sushi in theaters starting on March 9th, 2012. Interested?