September 10, 2010

Kings of Pastry showing at New York's Film Forum

For those of you that enjoy the extremely niche food film genre, you must make a point to check out the Kings of Pastry, showing at Film Forum.

The folks at Film Forum describe the film as:
From the makers of the documentary classics DONT LOOK BACK and THE WAR ROOM. Pennebaker and Hegedus are simply the best — so when they turn their sights on the competition for the Meilleurs Ouvriers de France (MOF), France’s Nobel Prize for pastry, you’re in for a treat. Sixteen chefs whip up the most gorgeous, delectable, gravity-defying concoctions, and there is edge-of-the seat drama as they deliver their fantastical, spun-sugar desserts to the display table. The inevitable disasters prove both poignant and hilarious. When the film played in the U.K., critics dubbed it “the culinary HURT LOCKER”; “gastro-porn of the highest quality…as thrilling as any Olympic final”; and “quite possibly one of the most delicious films ever committed to celluloid.”

Additionally, filmmakers D.A. Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus, along with film subject Jacquy Pfeiffer and award-winning pastry and found/owner of Jaques Torres Chocolate chef Jacques Torres, will be on hand Wednesday, September 15, for the 6:30 and 8:20 shows for a Q&A session following the film

Pennebaker and Hegedus will also be on hand on Thursday, September 16, for the 6:30 and 8:20 shows.

For those of you that need a little more convincing to see the film, you can view the trailer here.

Kings of Pastry
Wednesday, September 15 – Tuesday, September 28
Two Weeks
Showtimes: 1:00, 2:50, 4:40, 6:30, 8:20, 10

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1 comment:

Stay-At-Home-Chef said...

I've been wanting to see this film...thanks for all of the info!

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