Food & Farm Film Fest Presents: East Side Sushi

Saturday, April 18, 2015 9:30pm
Add to Calendar
3674 18th St.
San Francisco, CA 94110
United States
Member Price: 
200 slots available

Paired with: Spicy Tuna from TwoXSea

East•Side Sushi introduces us to Juana, a working-class Latina single mother who strives to become a sushi chef.

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. Forced to  give up her fruit-vending cart in order to find a more secure job, Juana lands a position as a kitchen assistant at a local Japanese restaurant. It is there she discovers a new  friendship and a whole new world of cuisine and culture, far-removed from everything she has ever known.

While working in the restaurant’s kitchen, Juana secretly observes the sushi chefs and eventually teaches herself to make a multitude of sushi. Her creativity sparked, Juana’s re-ignited passion for food drives her to want more from her job and her life.

Eventually she attempts to become a sushi chef, but is unable to because she is 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.

Here's a sneak peek into this lovely narrative:


The films continue throughout the weekend! Join us:

craftsman 112.jpgOpening Night Shorts Program!
Friday, April 17, 7pm

Take a journey with us through 18 short films guaranteed to make you laugh, cry, and head for the kitchen. After the films, walk with us to Four Barrel Coffee to celebrate. Tickets: $30


Screen Shot 2015-04-02 at 1.00.56 PM.pngInhabit (2014)
Saturday, April 18, 4pm

Inhabit is a feature length documentary introducing permaculture. The film is an introduction to a new way of being and a new way of relating to the Earth.  Tickets: $15


tampopo 112.pngTampopo (1985)
Saturday, April 18, 7pm

Tampopo is a classic surrealist food comedy set at a truck stop ramen shop.  Truly a food classic and not to be missed! Tickets: $15


Forgiving Earth 112.pngThe Forgiving Earth: Food Justice & Urban Agriculture (shorts program)
Sunday, April 19, 4pm

We are proud to present our third annual Food Justice & Urban Agriculture shorts program, focused on how food and farming can play a role in helping resilient communities heal from social, racial, and economic injustices.  Tickets: $15


Tso 112.pngThe Search for General Tso (2015)

Sunday, April 19, 7pm

Who was General Tso, and why are we eating his chicken? This mouthwateringly entertaining film travels the globe to unravel a captivating culinary mystery.   Tickets: $15




About the Food & Farm Film Fest:


San Francisco's one and only Food & Farm Film Fest offers a place for the food and art worlds of San Francisco to collide. We’re in this to have fun, as well as ask tough questions about our food system. The festival is a celebration of food and farming and film, as well as a challenge to our ideas about how we think about food and farms. All proceeds from the Fest benefit our Cooking Matters program.


Many thanks to our partners and sponsors!

NRB-final-logo-vertical-fdic-2inch-300dpi.jpg          one medical.jpg       BIRITE.jpg         Screen Shot 2015-03-24 at 12.35.16 PM.png   241025-250.gif