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Osamu Tomita, Japan’s reigning king of ramen, takes us deep into his world, revealing every single step of his obsessive approach to creating the perfect soup and noodles and his search for the highest-quality ingredients. This is a documentary record of 15 months in the lives of Japan’s top ramen masters and their legions of devoted fans.

Frank Bonanno’s crew at Bones will take over the kitchen of The Goods (next door to the Sie) to prepare a ramen feast, accompanied by Gaijin 24886’s Colorado craft sake and dessert from the Chocolate Lab. The reception takes place immediately following the screening at The Goods. Very select seating available for reception. Higher ticket price.

NOVEMBER 8th 6:45pm, NOVEMBER 9th 9:15pm Sie FilmCenter


Two chefs in Washington, DC –Aaron Silverman (Rose’s Luxury) and Frank Linn (Frankly….Pizza!)–struggle to open their first restaurants. Against all odds, one wins fame and glory. The other is forced to redefine success. An intimate documentary about one of the world’s riskiest businesses, featuring legendary chefs and restaurateurs like Danny Meyer, Mike Isabella and Michael Richard.

NOVEMBER 4th 6:15pm, NOVEMBER 5th 11:00am UA Pavilions