Final Week: “Damsels in Distress” & “We Need to Talk About Kevin”; One Week Only, Starts Friday May 18: “Jiro Dreams of Sushi”

“Jiro Dreams of Sushi” is 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 inauspiciously located in a Tokyo subway station. Despite its humble appearances, it is the first restaurant of its kind to be awarded a prestigious 3 star Michelin review, and sushi lovers from around the globe make repeated pilgrimage, 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 is unable to live up to his full potential in his father’s shadow. Beautiful, thoughtful, and engrossing, “Jiro Dreams of Sushi” should prove satisfying even for filmgoers who don’t care for the cuisine. trailer