East Side Sushi

Feature | NR | 105 min


San Jose Repertory Theatre Sat, Mar 8, 2014 7:00 PM
San Jose Repertory Theatre Sun, Mar 9, 2014 1:45 PM
California Theatre, San Jose Sun, Mar 16, 2014 12:00 PM
Film Info
Type of Film/Event:Feature
Year Produced:2014
Rating:Not Rated
Premiere Status:World Premiere
Production Country:United States
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Anthony Lucero
Producer:Anthony Lucero
Julie Rubio
Screenwriter:Anthony Lucero
Music:Alex Mandel
Cinematographer:Marty Rosenberg
Editor:Anthony Lucero
Cast:Diana Elizabeth Torres
Yutaka Takeuchi
Rodrigo Duarte Clark
Kaya Jade Aguirre
Roji Oyama
Lane Nishikawa


The way to a woman’s heart is through...sushi!

Years of working in the food industry have made Juana, a working-class Latina, a chef of speed and skill. Searching for financial stability, she stumbles into a high-energy, male-dominated Japanese cuisine kitchen. The new atmosphere re-ignites her passions for food and life and makes her hungry to get mixed up in the flavors of this new world. She strives to prove herself as a female powerhouse and sushi line chef. As Juana, Diana Elizabeth Torres brings to life a story of overcoming and connecting worlds divided, fusing both food and cultures. East Side Sushi ignites a fire in audiences’ hearts and brings forth the rich perspectives of the overlooked and underestimated. It’ll please your palate, but still have you craving seconds.

Screenings Sponsored by ROBERT & KATHY ADZICH.