The Kings of Pastry: A Film Called "The Culinary Hurt Locker"

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Not sure if the press is riding a sugar high, but there’s definitely some buzz about this upcoming film, The Kings of Pastry—it’s about the 16 chefs competing for the Meilleurs Ouvriers de France (MOF), France’s Nobel Prize for pastry. Yup, expect drama and disaster. The film is by Chris Hegedus and D.A. Pennebaker, behind documentaries Don’t Look Back, Town Bloody Hall, Monterey Pop, and The War Room.

It opens this Wednesday November 17th at the Balboa Theater in San Francisco, and Rialto Cinemas Elmwood Theatre in Berkeley. The Balboa is hosting a fun event this Sunday the 21st: following the 3pm showing and before the 5:05pm screening, Bakers Dozen will be offering audience members a dessert tasting (check out the list of participants here), and a wine tasting will accompany the sweets, compliments of Layer Cake Wines.