Food On Film: EAST SIDE SUSHI
From March 08, 6:00 pm until March 08, 9:00 pm Save to calendar
Food On Film Season 6
4 Thursday screenings, at 6pm: 1/11, 2/8, 3/8 & 4/12
This season's theme: Hélas pour Moi ( Oh, Woe is Me)
Here's what series co-creator Kim Shkapich has to say about this season:
I am captivated by the Netflix “Chefs Table” series—not for the recipes nor the techniques—but to hear Chefs describe their moments of self-doubt and worry as they embark on opening their own restaurants. Usually they are all in—on the verge of bankruptcy, questioning their motives, perhaps trapped by their obsessions, facing half-empty dining rooms, and what makes them push on or quit?
It is part of the human condition to face and question failure and motivation, but how one deals with this dilemma is the subject of Season Six of Food on Film.
An appropriate sub-title could also be “To Dream the Impossible Dream.”
The protagonists in these films have a personal quest that involves poignant questions. What is perfection? What is a natural habitat? How do we confront bias and prejudice? How do we define success? What is our moral compass?
The films deal with this serious subject with satire, humor, determination and a lot of drama proving that sometimes things have to go wrong in order to become all right.
East Side Sushi (2014, Written and Directed by Anthony Lucero)
Starring: Diana Elizabeth Torres, Yutaka Takeuchi, Rodrigo Duarte Clark
How does Juana confront race and gender bias to become a Sushi chef?
A fresh look at the chef genre featuring a Mexican-American woman, whose skills are honed after working at a fruit-vending cart for years while struggling to raise her daughter and supporting her father. Flawless acting delivered with an authentic, non-acting-documentary-style is both emotional and real as we follow
Juana’s’ journey to master the art of Sushi, in spite of the racial and gender bias she experiences both in the kitchen and at home.
Menu *Tortilla Chips & Salsa *Avocado Citrus Soup *Rice and Beans