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East Side Sushi

East Side Sushi introduces us to Juana, a working-class Latina single mother. Forced to give up her fruit-vending cart in order to find a more secure job, Juana lands a position as a kitchen assistant at a local Japanese restaurant and discovers a whole new world of cuisine and culture, as well as a new friend. While working in the restaurant’s kitchen, Juana secretly observes the sushi chefs and eventually teaches herself to make a multitude of sushi. Her creativity sparked, Juana’s re-ignited passion for food drives her to want more from her job and her life. Eventually, she attempts to become a sushi chef, but is unable to because she is the “wrong” race and gender. Against all odds, she embarks on a journey of self-discovery, determined to not let anyone stop her from achieving her dream.

Directed by Anthony Lucero
90 Minutes
MPAA Rating: Unrated

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"delectably satisfying....Here is a tale that starts off dark and then turns the lights on and zeroes in on the everyday quest to find moments of happiness and purpose."

"“East Side Sushi” is an engaging film that fits neatly into that category of foodie films and dreams"

SF Gate

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