Sushi and Cinema: A Food-Meets-Film Event

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The Consulate General of Japan in San Francisco, in partnership with UC Berkeley’s Center for Japanese Studies, the Consulate General of Mexico in San Francisco, and the Japan Foundation, is proud to present “Sushi and Cinema”, an evening exploring the juncture of food and film and the ability both have in bringing people together.

This program will feature the film “East Side Sushi” which tells the story of Juana, a working-class Latina single mother who strives to become a sushi chef. 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. Against all odds, she embarks on a journey of self-discovery, determined to not let anyone stop her from achieving her dream.

The film screening will be followed by a special Question and Answer session with Director Anthony Lucero and award-winning Chef Tomoharu Nakamura who was consulted for the film. Sushi prepared by Chef Nakamura will be available for sampling after the program.

Please join us for an evening of exploring culture, food, and film.


Date and Time: Monday, February 26; 5:00PM
Venue: Banatao Auditorium, Sutardja Dai Hall, UC Berkeley, 1860 Leroy Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94720
Admission: Free and Open to the Public
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