Family values and professional ambition collide in the critically acclaimed drama EAST SIDE SUSHI, on DVD and Digital May 3, 2016. In his directorial debut, Anthony Lucero serves up a delectable fusion of heart and humor in the underdog story of a Latina single mother determined to become a sushi chef despite being the “wrong” race and gender. Featuring a breakout performance from newcomer Diana Elizabeth Torres (Inherent Vice) and co-starring Yutaka Takeuchi (TV’s “True Blood”), this sweet and savory festival favorite from Samuel Goldwyn Films arrives on DVD and Digital with tasty bonus features, including the making-of featurette “Behind the Sushi.”
Synopsis: Single mom Juana can slice and dice anything with great speed and precision. After working at a fruit-vending cart for years, she decides to take a job at a local Japanese restaurant. Intrigued by the food, she learns to make a multitude of sushi on her own. 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.
EAST SIDE SUSHI was written and directed by Anthony Lucero. It was produced by Julie Rubio (Too Perfect, Six Sex Scenes and a Murder) with executive producer Anthony Lucero.
It has a run time of approximately 100 minutes and is rated PG.
DVD Bonus Material:
- Behind the Sushi – Making of the film along with on-set interviews
- Behind the Music – Development of the original score for the film
- Plus 2 Deleted Scenes!