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You Never Know Where You’ll Find A “Kings of Pastry” Fan

“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 

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Dessert Professional names Jacquy Pfeiffer its 2011 Pastry Chef Hall of Fame Honoree

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“Kings of Pastry” airs tonight on PBS’ P.O.V. (check local listings)

After the film, visit PBS online and learn more about the Meilleurs Ouvriers de France through interactive features such as this one!

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DESSERT PROFESSIONAL inducts Jacquy Pfeiffer into its Hall of Fame

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!  

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Portsmouth, New Jersey

Music Hall Theatre, April 28, 2011

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Hanover, New Hampshire

Hopkins Center, April 23, 2011

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Santa Rosa, California

6th Street Playhouse, April 19, 2011

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Worcester, Massachusetts

Cinema 320, April 5 – 10, 2011

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Order “Kings of Pastry” on DVD!

“Kings of Pastry” is available on DVD! Get yours now!

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“Kings of Pastry” is back at Film Forum and one of this week’s NY Times Critics’ Picks

“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

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Auntie Loo’s bringing her baked treats to “Kings of Pastry” at the Mayfair in Ottawa

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!

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D.A. Pennebaker honored with the John Grierson International Gold Medal Award

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!

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One of Culturevulture’s Top Films of 2010

Culturevulture contributor Emily Mendel lists her picks for the ten best films of the year…

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Back by popular demand, “Kings of Pastry” returns to Film Forum in NYC

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!

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One of Time Out London’s ‘Best of the Year’

“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

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New screenings in New York & Chicago

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!

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San Francisco chocolatier Michael Recchiuti talks “Kings of Pastry” at the Balboa

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!

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Rotten Tomatoes scores “Kings of Pastry” a 90% rating

Go to rottentomatoes.com to see moviestarplanet hack password what the critics are saying about Kings of Pastry.

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Chefs come out for LA screening

LA premier and party at Spago attract pastry elite.

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Phoenixville, Pennsylvania

Colonial Theatre, March 13, 2011

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Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania

Bryn Mawr Film Institute, March 9, 2011

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Boise, Idaho

The Flicks, March 6, 2011

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Cleveland, Ohio

Cleveland Museum of Art, March 2, 2011

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Austin, Texas

Alamo Drafthouse, February 26, 2011

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Asheville, North Carolina

Asheville Cinema Society, February 22, 2011

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New York, Boston, Chicago

Last two days to see Kings of Pastry

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Jacquy Pfeiffer on Good Morning America!

Jacquy builds a film sugar sculpture and makes a tasty fall apple recipe.

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Chef Jacquy Pfeiffer on Good Morning America

Jacquy builds a film sugar sculpture and makes a delicious fall apple desert.

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Waterloo, Ontario

Princess Cinemas, February 18 – 21, 2011

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Memphis, Tennessee

Memphis Brooks Museum of Art, February 20, 2011

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Pleasanton, California

Pleasanton Library, February 17, 2011

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Atlanta, Georgia

High Museum of Art, February 12, 2011

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Missoula, Montana

Big Sky Documentary Film Festival, February 11 – 20, 2011

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Madison, Wisconsin

Sundance Cinemas, February 4 – 6, 2011

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Canton, Ohio

Canton Palace Theatre, February 3, 2011

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Spokane, Washington

Spokane International Film Festival, February 3 – 13, 2011

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Ambler, Pennsylvania

Ambler Theatre, January 31 & February 2 – 3, 2011

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Ottawa, Ontario Canada

Mayfair Theatre, January 31 & February 2, 2011

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Deal Park, New Jersey

Axelrod Performing Arts Center, January 30 & February 2, 2011

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Doylestown, Pennsylvania

County Theater, January 29 & 31 and February 2, 2011

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