Kings of Pastry

Nov 26 - Dec 02, 2010

(DA Pennebaker, Chris Hegedus, 2010, USA, DigiBeta, 87 min)

Seattle premiere!

Co-directed by esteemed documentarians D.A Pennebaker (Don’t Look Back, Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders From Mars) and Chris Hegedus, this film follows some of the greatest pastry chefs in the world as they compete for the classification of Meilleur Ouvrier de France (Best Craftsman in France). They perform amazing and gravity-defying feats with sugar and flour like nothing Napoleon could ever have dreamt up. There’s only one problem with this heartfelt movie—it makes you hungry for more!

"How sweet it is!" —NY Post

"Everything these men make - no women have ever competed for the pastry MOF - looks so mouth-watering that no one should dare watch this film on even a half-empty stomach." —LA Times

"Without being flip, the filmmakers endeavor to expose absurdity (can there really be that much nuance to the perfect cream puff?) and encourage skepticism, especially around the variables of judging." —Boston Globe

“It's a good bet any cocky contestant on Top Chef would keel over from the rigors of the challenge, the rituals of which are treated with fervent concentration by these meticulous artistes with their piping bags and spun-sugar sculptures.” —Entertainment Weekly

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