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.”

Guests:
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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