Detroit Film Theatre
KINGS OF PASTRY
Saturday, September 25, 2010
USA/UK/2010—directed by Chris Hegedus and D.A. Pennebaker (84 min.)
The makers of the documentary classics Don’t Look Back and The War Room have a way of getting up close and personal with their subjects – be they James Carville or Bob Dylan – so be assured that when they turn their sights on the competition for the Meilleurs Ouvriers de France (MOF), France’s Pulitzer Prize for pastry, you’re in for a treat. Sixteen chefs whip up gorgeous, gravity-defying concoctions, leading to edge-of-the seat suspense as they deliver their fantastical, spun-sugar desserts to the display table. The inevitable disasters prove both hilarious and surprisingly poignant. One Scottish film critic dubbed it “the culinary Hurt Locker… gastro-porn of the highest quality, as thrilling as any Olympic final and one of the most delicious films ever committed to celluloid.”
Please note: Crystal Gallery Café service will not begin until 6pm on Saturday September 25th, however complimentary tea and coffee will be offered.