Starting in September, Anthony Lucero’s “East Side Sushi” will begin it’s theatrical tour. Look below for the trailer, studio description and a list of theaters the movie will be showing beginning September 18th.

Years 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.

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