East Side Sushi

Friday May 1st 6:30 p.m.

Juana, a working-class Latina single mother, is the main character in this dramedy. Juana lands a position as a kitchen assistant at a local Japanese restaurant, where she discovers an entirely new world of cuisine and culture and makes a friend.

While working in the restaurant, Juana secretly observes the sushi chefs and eventually teaches herself to make sushi. Her dream of becoming a sushi chef nearly becomes derailed by gender and cultural discrimination but her determination propels her to keep trying to fulfill her dreams.

Sushi takeout/delivery meals will be available from Japango in Boulder. More restaurants to come.

Anthony Lucero, East Side Sushi director; Mara King, Chef and Co-founder of Ozuke, Clay Fong, Daily Camera restaurant critic

*East Side Sushi screened at the 2015 Flatirons Food Film Festival. View preview.

How Dinner and a Movie works

Each Dinner and a Movie event will consist of:

  • A featured food film available to stream online
  • Specific recommended meals related to the film that viewers can order, pick up or have delivered, and eat while watching the movie
  • For home cooks: Suggested Savory Spice Shop recipes for dishes to be made and paired with the film
  • Speakers for a film introduction and post-film discussion via Zoom
  • A $5 viewing fee

We’ll stream a movie every Friday, including some past favorites from previous festivals. The EventBrite event description will contain all event details, including featured restaurant and recipe information. As new information comes in, such as new restaurants or dinner details, we will add it to the EventBrite and Festival Facebook pages.

Approximately one hour before the event, all participants will receive an email with access information for the streaming film as well as for the live film introduction and post-film discussion and Q&A on Zoom. Participants will start watching, and eating together, at 6:30 p.m. (MST). Those who can’t join the live presentation can still access the film and recorded post-film discussion until 12:30 a.m. (MST)  the next morning, Saturday.

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