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“I had never heard of the MOF before Kings of Pastry,” said the curly-haired woman next to me, “I was amazed by how much those chefs gave to that thing. There’s not even a cash prize!” “That’s how it is with the really serious cooking competitions,” quipped the man next to her from under his NY Mets cap, “it’s a whole different ball game to them. None of this $10,000-prize- plus-new-kitchen-appliances stuff. It’s about the honor; the medal.” There I was, at a community meeting in my New York neighborhood, when suddenly the conversation veered away from the local composting center and right into Lyon and the Meilleurs Ouvriers de France. The meeting was coming to a close, and the attendees were starting to gather around the large table in the back of the room, where appetizers and drinks were laid out. I had been munching on a chicken empanada when someone asked me for the name of the film company I work at. Before I could finish my response, “Pennebaker Hegedus Fil—“, three people shouted … Continue reading
After the film, visit PBS online and learn more about the Meilleurs Ouvriers de France through interactive features such as this one!
Dessert Professional magazine, the nation’s leading publication of the pastry, ice cream and chocolate industries, named the top toques of tuile, cocoa and sugar at a ceremony on Monday, June 6 at The Institute for Culinary Education in New York, and Jacquy Pfeiffer was this year’s Hall Of Fame honoree. Congratulations, Jacquy!
Music Hall Theatre, April 28, 2011
Hopkins Center, April 23, 2011
6th Street Playhouse, April 19, 2011
Cinema 320, April 5 – 10, 2011
“Kings of Pastry” is available on DVD! Get yours now!
“The competition involves nerve-racking suspense and bittersweet resolution – you’ll be surprised by how devastating the collapse of a chocolate tower can be.” – Mike Hale, NY Times
Auntie Loo’s Treats is teaming up with the Mayfair to present Kings of Pastry on January 31st & February 2nd at 7 pm, and they will be bringing lots of baked goods for sampling and for sale to the January 31st screening. Come check it out!
The National Film Board of Canada has honored our very own D.A. Pennebaker with the John Grierson International Gold Medal Award. The award recognizes “his pioneering work and ongoing contributions in the field of documentary production,” including “development of one of the first fully portable, synchronized 16 MM camera and sound recording systems which revolutionized the immediate style of documentary film making.” Congratulations from everyone at Pennebaker Hegedus Films!
Culturevulture contributor Emily Mendel lists her picks for the ten best films of the year…
After many requests, Film Forum is bringing Kings of Pastry back for NINE days starting this Wednesday, January 5th. Showtimes are 1pm, 4:30pm and 8pm. Start the year off in sparkling fashion and see what all the critics are raving about!
“Who would have guessed that the most heartbreaking TV moment of the year would involve a grown man attempting to place a hilariously frou-frou sugar sculpture on a cake? The cherry on the top of a bizarre, involving and unmissable film.” – Phil Harrison, Time Out London
In case you missed us the first time around, we have another screening coming up in Chicago at the Beverly Arts Center on December 15th, 2010. Symphony Space in New York will also be screening our film on December 19th and 26th, 2010 and January 2nd, 2011. Hope you can make it!
San Francisco chocolatier Michael Recchiuti will be granting a post-screening Q&A session for Kings of Pastry on Saturday, December 11 at 7:10 p.m. at the Balboa Theatre. Recchiuti is expected to bring plenty of chocolate samples!
Go to rottentomatoes.com to see moviestarplanet hack password what the critics are saying about Kings of Pastry.
LA premier and party at Spago attract pastry elite.
Colonial Theatre, March 13, 2011
Bryn Mawr Film Institute, March 9, 2011
The Flicks, March 6, 2011
Cleveland Museum of Art, March 2, 2011
Alamo Drafthouse, February 26, 2011
Asheville Cinema Society, February 22, 2011
Last two days to see Kings of Pastry
Jacquy builds a film sugar sculpture and makes a tasty fall apple recipe.
Jacquy builds a film sugar sculpture and makes a delicious fall apple desert.
Princess Cinemas, February 18 – 21, 2011
Memphis Brooks Museum of Art, February 20, 2011
Pleasanton Library, February 17, 2011
High Museum of Art, February 12, 2011
Big Sky Documentary Film Festival, February 11 – 20, 2011
Sundance Cinemas, February 4 – 6, 2011
Canton Palace Theatre, February 3, 2011
Spokane International Film Festival, February 3 – 13, 2011
Ambler Theatre, January 31 & February 2 – 3, 2011
Mayfair Theatre, January 31 & February 2, 2011
Axelrod Performing Arts Center, January 30 & February 2, 2011
County Theater, January 29 & 31 and February 2, 2011