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Hiro’s Table 2018

HIRO'S TABLE is a documentary portrait of master chef Hiroji Obayashi and his wife Yasuyo over a sixteen-year year span as they managed the day to day operation of their intimate Mom and Pop restaurant, Hirozen Gourmet, nestled in the unlikely corner of a West Hollywood strip mall.

The film is a tribute to the subtleties of Hiro's unique culinary vision and the perseverance it took for his family to transition from immigrant business owners to established restauranteurs with all the the joys and sorrows that entailed.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - November 1, 2018
Press Inquiries: lynn@lightheartedfilms.com

Hiro’s Table documentary feature, awarded Best New Mexico Documentary at the 2018 Santa Fe Independent Film Festival, will screen in the Napa Valley Film Festival in November.
Please see dates below!

DGA Award-Winning Director, Lynn Hamrick, serves up intimate portrait of Master Chef, Hiro Obayashi, in Hiro’s Table, a feature-length documentary that made its World Premiere at the Santa Fe Independent Film Festival on October 19, winning 2018 SFIFF Award Best New Mexico Documentary.

Hiro’s Table follows Master Chef Hiroji Obayashi and his wife Yasuyo over a 16- year period as they manage their mom-and-pop restaurant, Hirozen Gourmet, which is nestled in an unlikely corner of a West Hollywood strip mall. The film is an intimate portrait of the subtleties of Hiro’s unique culinary vision and the perseverance it took for his family to transition from immigrant business owners to established L.A. restaurateurs. DGA-award-winning director Lynn Hamrick, a longtime native of Taos, New Mexico, returns to documentary filmmaking for the first time since her critically acclaimed PBS doc “Chess Kids”. By chance Hiro’s Table began filming on September 11, 2001—when the United States changed forever—and Hamrick spent the next 16 years returning to the restaurant to capture the Obayashis’ inspiring and touching story as it unfolded.

In addition to its World Premiere at the Santa Fe Independent FIlm Festival at 2 p.m. on October 19 at the CCA Main Theatre (1050 Old Pecos Trail, Santa Fe, NM 87505), Hiro’s Table also played the festival on October 21 at 2:40 at the CCA Screen.

After its premiere in Santa Fe, Hiro’s Table will screen at the 2018 Portland Film Festival on October 27 at 2 p.m. at Custom Blocks (900-998 SE Main St, Portland, OR 97214). After Portland, it will make its California debut at the Napa Valley Film Festival. The film plays Napa at Native Sons Hall (1141 Oak Avenue, St. Helena, CA 94574) on November 8 at 10 a.m. and the Archer Hotel (1230 First Street, Napa, CA 94559) on November 10 at 5:15 p.m.

To interview director, Lynn Hamrick or request a review copy of the film, email lynn@lightheartedfilms.com

Upcoming Screenings

Golden State Film Festival Laurels

Golden State Film Festival
Dates - March 22 - 28, 2019

Festival Dates: Dates - March 23, 2019

Screening -
Dates - March 23, 2019
Time: 4:00 pm
Venue: TCL Chinese Theater
6925 Hollywood Blvd, Hollywood, CA 90028
Tickets:
goldenstatefilmfestival.com

Thin Line Film Festival 20189 Laurels

Thin Line Film Festival      

Festival Dates: Dates - April 10 - 14, 2019

Screening -
Dates - TBA
Time: TBA
Venue: TBA

Tickets:
Information

 

The 1st annual Boston International Food Film Festival Laurels

Boston International Food Film Festival
Dates - Begins April 9, 2019

April 9 - 14, 2019
Time: TBA
Venue: TBA

Information:
foodfilm.org

 

WRPN Women's International Film Festival Laurels

WRPN Women's International Film Festival  

Festival Dates: Dates - November 4, 2019

Screening -
Dates - November 4, 2019
Time: TBA
Venue: TBA

Information:
www.wwiff.com

DisOrient Asian American Film Festival of Oregon

DisOrient Asian American Film Festival of Oregon

Festival Dates: April 10 - 14, 2019

Screening -
March 16, 2019
Time: 11:00 AM
Venue: TBA

Information:
disorientfilm.org/

Upcoming Screenings

Golden State Film Festival Laurels

Golden State Film Festival
Dates - March 22 - 28, 2019

Festival Dates: Dates - March 23, 2019

Screening -
Dates - March 23, 2019
Time: 4:00 pm
Venue: TCL Chinese Theater
6925 Hollywood Blvd, Hollywood, CA 90028
Tickets:
goldenstatefilmfestival.com

Thin Line Film Festival 20189 Laurels

Thin Line Film Festival      

Festival Dates: Dates - April 10 - 14, 2019

Screening -
Dates - TBA
Time: TBA
Venue: TBA

Tickets:
Information

 

The 1st annual Boston International Food Film Festival Laurels

Boston International Food Film Festival
Dates - Begins April 9, 2019

April 9 - 14, 2019
Time: TBA
Venue: TBA

Information:
foodfilm.org

 

WRPN Women's International Film Festival Laurels

WRPN Women's International Film Festival  

Festival Dates: Dates - November 4, 2019

Screening -
Dates - November 4, 2019
Time: TBA
Venue: TBA

Information:
www.wwiff.com

DisOrient Asian American Film Festival of Oregon

DisOrient Asian American Film Festival of Oregon

Festival Dates: April 10 - 14, 2019

Screening -
March 16, 2019
Time: 11:00 AM
Venue: TBA

Information:
disorientfilm.org/

Awards

The Taste Awards Laurels

The Taste Awards: WINNER - BEST FEATURE-LENGTH FILM OR DOCUMENTARY
Los Angeles


The TASTE AWARDS in Hollywood are the premier awards celebrating the year’s best in Food, Fashion, and Lifestyle programs on Television, in Film, in Streaming  & Online Video, in Apps, and in Podcasts and on Radio.

Website Listing:
thetasteawards.com
ImageSanta Fe Independent Film Festival Laurels

The Santa Fe Independent Film Festival: WINNER - BEST NEW MEXICO FEATURE-LENGTH DOCUMENTARY FILM

Santa Fe


Website Listing:
santafeindependentfilmfestival.com