You may have noticed that as well as loving films, we loves a bit of food. So, we couldn’t be more chuffed to bring you not one but two screenings of two phe-NOM!-enal food docs during the month of May to coincide with the inaugural Leeds Indie Food festival, taking place between 7-24 May, 2015.
Our first screening is the already announced El Bulli: Cooking in Progress (2007) takes place on Thursday 7 May at 7PM and also showing as part of our Cine164 strand in collaboration with The Gallery at Munro House. For six months of the year, renowned Spanish chef Ferran Adrià closes his restaurant El Bulli and works with his culinary team to prepare the menu for the next season. An elegant, detailed study of food as avant-garde art, El Bulli: Cooking in Progress is fascinating documentary is a tasty peek at some of the world’s most innovative and exciting cooking; as Adrià himself puts it, “the more bewilderment, the better!”
Our second screening will be our very first (of many?) at The Arch Café in Leeds city centre on Saturday 16 May at 4PM. Jiro Dreams of Sushi (2011) is a film about family and legacy. Jiro Ono is one of the most revered chefs in the world, owner of the Michelin three-star Sukiyabashi Jiro restaurant in Tokyo and, at 85 years-old, is irked that he has yet to achieve what he feels is the prefect sushi dish. Meanwhile, his son Yoshikazu, 50, is feeling the pressure of one day having to succeed his father as head chef.
Tickets for both screenings are only £5 and available now via Eventbrite or through our online ticket office (where you won’t have to pay any additional fees). Tickets for El Bulli: Cooking in Progress are also available to buy over the counter in Café 164, next to The Gallery at Munro House.
We’ll be announcing more details for each event in the coming weeks but, in the meantime, we hope we’ve whet your appetite.