On Friday, December 16, 7 p.m., The Gnu’s Room will screen “Kings of Pastry” a documentary from PBS’s POV Series. The screening is free and open to the public.
When Chris Hegedus and D A Pennebaker, award-winning filmmakers of The War Room, Startup.com and Don't Look Back, turn their sights on the competition for the Meilleurs Ouvriers de France, the country’s Nobel Prize for pastry, you’re in for a treat. In Kings of 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. The inevitable disasters and successes prove both poignant and hilarious. (90 minutes)
The Gnu’s Room, in partnership with the Caroline Marshall Draughon Center for the Arts & Humanities in the Auburn University College of Liberal Arts, will screen POV films throughout the year. PBS’s POV (Point of View) is television's longest-running showcase for independent non-fiction films.