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.
Hiro’s Table premiered at the Santa Fe Independent Film Festival October 2018 winning Best New Mexico Documentary, and received a Taste Award in 2019 in Los Angeles, the 2019 Audience Award at the Golden State Film Festival in Los Angeles, and Best Documentary at the American Asian Latino Film Festival in NYC May 2019.
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Hiro’s Table documentary feature, winner of the Audience Award for Best Documentary Film at the Golden State Film Festival 2019 in Los Angeles, and Best Documentary at the American Asian Latino Film Festival NYC, and Best Documentary Feature Film at the Taste Awards in Los Angeles, is an Official Selection at the Vail Film Festival in August and an Official Selection at the Toronto Food Film Festival in October, and the Benecia Film Festival in September. Please see dates below!
Benecia Film Festival
Saturday, September 7, 2019
Venue: Veterens Hall
Toronto Food Film Festival
Saturday October 5, 2019
Time: 02:30 PM
Boston International Food Film Festival
WRPN Women's International Film Festival
Festival Dates: Dates - November 4, 2019
Dates - December 3, 2019
The Taste Awards: WINNER -
BEST FEATURE-LENGTH FILM OR DOCUMENTARY
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.
The Santa Fe Independent Film Festival: WINNER -
BEST NEW MEXICO FEATURE-LENGTH DOCUMENTARY FILM
Golden State FIlm Festival: WINNER -
AUDIENCE AWARD: BEST DOCUMENTARY
American Asian Latino Film Festival NYC -
WINNER: BEST DOCUMENTARY
New York City