Promotional poster for "East Side Sushi"

Filmed in the Bay Area, “East Side Sushi” is about a young Latina mother who encounters gender and cultural barriers as she tries to become a restaurant sushi chef. It’s the debut feature film for Oakland-raised Anthony Lucero, who joins us to talk about independent filmmaking, his transition from editing visual effects to directing and what really makes ethnic food “authentic.”

Anthony Lucero, writer and director of "East Side Sushi"

  • Robert Thomas

    The maki in the photo looks like sampuru.

  • Robert Thomas

    Eighties special effects movies… how inspiring! There are “students of film” today who’ve never seen Now, Voyager or The 400 Blows or Yojimbo.

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