East Side Sushi in Select Theaters 9.18.15


EastSideSushi_poster1Years of working in the food industry have made Juana’s hands fast-very fast. She can slice and dice anything you throw at her with great speed and precision. When Juana gives up her fruit- vending cart in order to find a more secure job, she lands a position as a kitchen assistant at a local Japanese restaurant. It is here she discovers a whole new world of cuisine and culture, far- removed from everything she has ever known.

While working in the restaurant, Juana secretly observes the sushi chefs and eventually teaches herself to make a multitude of sushi. With her creativity sparked, Juana’s re-ignited passion for food drives her to want more from her job and her life.

Juana eventually attempts to become a sushi chef, but is unable to because she is deemed 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.

EAST SIDE SUSHI will be available in the following theaters on Friday September 18, 2015:

Los Angeles County

  • Cinepolis Pico Rivera
  • Laemmle Pasadena, CA
  • Laemmle Noho, North Hollywood CA
  • AMC Atlantic Times Square 14, Monterrey Park, CA

Orange County

  • AMC Orange 30 w/ IMAX, Orange, CA

San Jose Bay Area

  • Camera 12, San Jose , CA


  • The Grand Lake Theater, Oakland CA

San Diego

  • San Diego Digital GYM, CA


  • Maya Cinema Salinas, CA
  • Maya Cinemas Bakersfield, CA
  • Maya Cinemas Pittsburgh, CA
  • Maya Cinemas Fresno, CA