'Mr. Chocolate' Jacques Torres will be a special guest at the Brooklyn Museum screening of Kings of Pastry.

“Mr. Chocolate” Jacques Torres will be a special guest
at the Brooklyn Museum screening of Kings of Pastry.

Jacques Torres (“Mr. Chocolate”), who New York Magazine called the city’s own Willy Wonka, will join POV and documentary luminaries D A Pennebaker & Chris Hegedus at the Brooklyn Museum for a sneak preview screening of the critically acclaimed documentary Kings of Pastry.

Pennebaker and Hegedus received unprecedented access to the competition for the Meilleurs Ouvriers de France (MOF) awards, the country’s Nobel Prize for pastry. 16 chefs, including Jacquy Pfeiffer, co-founder of Chicago’s French Pastry School, whip up the most gorgeous, delectable, gravity-defying concoctions and edge-of-your-seat drama as they deliver their spun-sugar desserts to the display table.
Nancy Banks-Smith from The Guardian says, “I never saw so many strong men sobbing at once.”

Buy your tickets now and get at an exclusive backstage pass to the greatest pastry competition in the world! For more information, visit the Brooklyn Museum Events Calendar.

More info:
Thursday, May 26, 2011, at 7PM
Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Auditorium, 3rd Floor
The Brooklyn Museum — Tickets

Kings of Pastry launches the 24th season of POV on Tuesday, June 21, 2011, at 10 PM on PBS. POV continues on Tuesdays through Sept. 27 and concludes with special broadcasts in 2011 and 2012.

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Jamie worked in the Community Engagement and Education Department at POV from 2010 to 2013. Prior to joining POV in 2010, Jamie worked at Northwestern University's satellite campus in Doha, Qatar, where she was part of the team tasked with setting up the school's film and journalism programs in the Middle East. She has worked in various capacities on many documentary film crews around the world, including productions in West Africa, and has worked closely with acclaimed filmmaker Margaret Brown. Jamie has also previously worked in the exhibition department at the Field Museum of Natural History and the education and cinema programming departments at the Block Museum of Art. She holds a bachelor's degree from Northwestern University in Radio/TV/Film and African Studies.