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East Side Sushi won the audience award and
received a 9.7 out of 10.0 average score from a
sizable number of surveys at Cinequest Film
Festival 2014
. The film’s average score was a 10
and the lowest score it received was a 7.
Remarkable results.” 
Halfdan Hussey • Cinequest Director
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Apr 8 Living Room Theaters Portland • OR
Feb 12 Grand Lake Theatre Oakland • CA
Dec 26 State Theater Modesto • CA
Dec 4 Varsity Theater Seattle • WA
Nov 13 Angelika Pop Up Washington • DC
Nov 13 Roxie Theater San Francisco • CA
Nov 13 The Nick Santa Cruz • CA
Nov 13 Seattle Ark Lodge Cinemas Seattle • WA
Nov 13 Sundance Seattle Seattle • WA
Nov 6 4-Star Theatre San Francisco • CA
Nov 6 Michigan Theater Ann Arbor • MI
Nov 6 Real Art Ways Hartford • CT
Oct 30 The New Parkway Oakland • CA
Oct 16 BlueLight Cinemas 5 Cupertino • CA
Oct 9 Reading Gaslamp Cinema San Diego • CA
Oct 9 Orinda Theatre Orinda • CA
Oct 9 The Screening Room Tucson • AZ
Oct 9 Balboa Theatre San Francisco • CA
Oct 2 Cinema Latino de Aurora Aurora • CO
Oct 2 Cinema Latino de Phoenix Phoenix • AZ
Oct 2 Cinema Latino de Pasadena Pasadena • TX
Sept 25 The Frida Cinema Santa Ana • CA
Sept 25 Rialto Cinemas Sebastopol • CA
Sept 18 Rialto Cinemas Elmwood Berkeley • CA
Sept 18 Grand Lake Theatre Oakland • CA
Sept 18 C. Smith Rafael Film Ctr San Rafael • CA
Sept 18 Sundance Kabuki San Francisco • CA
Sept 18 Camera 12 San Jose • CA
Sept 18 Maya Century Plaza 16 Pittsburg • CA
Sept 18 Maya Cinema Salinas 14 Salinas • CA
Sept 18 Maya Bakersfield 16 Bakersfield • CA
Sept 18 Laemmle Noho N Hollywood • CA
Sept 18 Sundance Sunset W Hollywood • CA
Sept 18 AMC Atlantic Times Sq Monterey Park • CA
Sept 18 Cinepolis Pico Rivera Pico Rivera • CA
Sept 18 AMC Orange 30 Orange • CA
Sept 18 Digital GYM San Diego • CA

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East Bay Times • Albany Filmfest Expands... by Damin Esper
VultureHound UK • I Deserve an Opportunity...
by Katie Hogan

Letterboxd NZ • The Way to a Woman’s Heart...
by Waldo, Et Al

Napa Valley Register • Sushi and a Movie
by Staff

Candid Magazine UK • A Good Meal Overcooked
by Jon Heywood

The Rafu Shimpo • JANM to Screen ‘East Side Sushi’
by Staff

Flavourmag UK • East Side Sushi Review
by Freda Cooper
The Nation • Cinema You Can Savour
by Parinyaporn Pajee
Deadline Hollywood • Disney-ABC Directing Program
by G. Evans
Park Record • Food & Film Go Hand in Hand by Scott Iwasaki
Hispanic Houston • DVD & Digital Review by Sandra Fernandez
HBO Latino •
New 'East Side Sushi' Trailer
by HBO
‪HBO Latino • Entrevista Exclusiva con Anthony Lucero by HBO
SF Gate • Oakland Week at the New Parkway by Peter Hartlaub
SF Station • Parkway Curates Oakland Films by Shayna Yasuhara 
FunCheap • Temescal Street Flicks | Eastside Sushi Night
by Staff 
EatDrinkFilms •
Eat My Shorts
 by Staff
ddmx • Sushi a la Mexicana, Más que Gastronomía by D. Sánchez 
El Volar del Colibrí • ...en Una Película Gringa
by Patricia Bañuelos
Informador • 'East side Sushi', un Filme con Mucho Fllo
by Staff
Cine Premiere • Accesible para Toda la Famiia
by Jesús Chavarrí
Noroeste • Promociona Diana Torres Filme en su Tierra
by Staff
El Sol de México • Filme en Apoyo a Latinos en EU
by Staff
Publimetro • Una Cinta con Mezclas Culturales by Gabriela Acosta
El Debate • Una 'Culichi' Hace un Rico Sushi...
by Hatdadiel Aragón

Vanguardia • ..Pretende dar Voz a Trabajadores Latinos
by Staff

Orange starMedia • Trabajadores Latinos en EU
by Nancy Orduña
Terra • Da Voz a Latinos que Trabajan Duro en EUA
by Staff
ddmx • Tiempo de Movies by Patricia Ornelas
Berkeleyside • Elmwood Theatre Marquee by Frances Dinkelspiel
SF Chronicle • Cinema by the Bay...
by Pam Grady
NY Times • Things to Do in the Hudson Valley...Film by Staff
Nichi Bei • ...Film of Cross-Cultural Discovery...
by April Elkjer
KQED Arts • Five Free Outdoor Movie Events
by Creo Noveno
York Dispatch • ...Opening in York...
by Staff
FuncheapSF • Waterfront Flicks at Jack London Square
by Rena
Audiophile Audition • East Side Sushi DVD
by John Sunier
Yonhap News • Cuisine to the Screen in Seoul
by Staff
Screen Daily • Myriad...'East Side Sushi' to Cannes
by Jeremy Kay
Idaho State Journal • Summer Movies at ISU
by Bob Devine
Times Union • What’s New & Noteworthy on DVD...
by Mike Spring
NBC News • Latina Chef's Amazing Journey
by Esther J. Cepeda
MovieCity News • DVD Wrap-up: East Side Sushi... by Gary Dretzka
The Plain Dealer • East Side on DVD
by Chris Ball
NBC News • Chicana Chef Masters Fusion Cuisine...
by Staff
MStars News • 'East Side Sushi' DVD...
by Jorge Solis
Deseret News • Sweet, Insightful DVD
by Chris Hicks
KGO | Celluloid Dreams • New DVDs... by Ronn Owens/TimSitka
Hill City Prevailer News • Return to Black Hills
by Staff
The Oregonian • Movies Best Bets...
by Marc Mohan
NuestraTele • Anthony Lucero Interview (Spanish)
by Alfonso Díaz
KQED • Whitewashed... by Emma Silvers & Claudia Escobar
KQED • Hollywood So White... by Emma Silvers
Reel Inspiration • Most Inspiring Films... by Jana Segal-Stormont
KQED • Cheap Date: No Interest in Super Bowl? by Emma Silvers
Home Theater Forum • DVD Press Release by Ronald J. Epstein
Coronado Eagle & Journal • Festival Success by David Axelson
LA Times • Most Overlooked Films of 2015 by Martin Tsai et al
SF Weekly • 10 Best Movies of 2015 by Sherilyn Connelly
The Wrap • Coronado Island Film Festival
by Jeff Sneider
The Movie Network • Nominations Announced by TMN Staff
The Hollywood Reporter • Nominees Unvieled by Agustin Mango
Remezcla • 15 Latino Films You Should See by Vanessa Erazo
Foodies West • Film Review by FW Staff
The Washington Post • A Satisfying Slice... by Jen Chaney
The Michigan Daily • Not Political Statement... by Vanessa Wong
Seattle Globalist • Pushes Gender Barriers by Lara Lawniczak
eattle Times • Delightful Performance by Soren Andersen
Seattle Examiner • Seattle Female Sushi Chef by Ryan Davis
Northwest Asian Weekly • Impactful Food Flm by Tiffany Ran
the Stranger • Truth About the Industry by Angela Garbes
International Examiner • ...Mix of Diversity by Yayoi Lena Winfrey
Seattle Weekly • Uplift, Thickly Sliced by Brian Miller
Daily Camera | CO • Flatirons Top-Shelf Talent by Clay Fong
East Bay Express • Mid-Week Menu...Coach Sushi by Luke Tsai
Contra Costa Times • Blending Cultures by Janice De Jesus
City | FI • Cinemaissí ...Again in October by City Staff (Finnish)
Reel Inspiration • Challenging Traditions by Jana Segal
Victoria Advocate • Delectable Feast...
by Joe Friar
Berkeleyside | NOSH • Gratifying Food Film
by Tien-Tien Jong
The Village Voice • Film Review by Serena Donadoni
LA LA Film • Film Review
by Christine Arata
Killer Movie Reviews • Anthony Lucero
with Andrea Chase
The Huffington Post • Fusion
by Michael Berkowitz
Telemundo39 • Diana Elizabeth Torres Interview
with Elva Saray
CAAM • StoryCorps Radio Interviews
Variety • Film Review by Justin Chang–Chief Film Critic
Cinema Without Borders • Interview
by Bijan Tehrani
Spectrum Culture • Film Review
by Peter Tabakis
EatDrinkFilms • Critic's Corner
by T. L. Jong & P. Unterman
KQED Radio | Forum • Interview
with Michael Krasny
Oakulture • Female Empowerment by Eric K. Arnold
Way Too Indie • Anthony Lucero Interview with Bernard Boo
Remezcla • Inventing the Poblano Sushi Roll
by Jesus Varela
Living Out Loud • Satisfies...
by Jeremy Ross
AsAmNews • Defines Cultural Authenticity
by Laylita Day
EatDrinkFilms • Training the Customer
by Risa Nye
Indiewire • Women Centric Films
by Inkoo Kang
NextProjection • A Crowd-Pleaser
by Stacia Kissick Jones
Latin Times • Immigrants & Feminism
by Natalie Roterman
TV & Film Review • Review
by Chelsea Workman-Jernigan
LA Times • Aspiring Latina Chef
by Martin Tsai
Variety • Luring Latino Audiences by Anna Marie de la Fuente
The Fresno Bee • Will Fill Your Appetite
by Rick Bentley
SFist • Movie Shot in Oakland
by Jay Barmann
Film Journal Int’l | NYC • What to See...
by Rebecca Pahle
Cinesource Magazine • Across California
by Doniphan Blair
SF Weekly • Film Review
by Sherilyn Connelly
Battleship Pretention • Juana Dreams Sushi
by Aaron Pinkston
NBC Bay Area • Filmed in Oakland
by Tamara Palmer
metroactive • Film Review
by Richard von Busack
DC Filmdom • Film Review
by Eddie Pasa
Madifon by Fashion • Interview
by Ellinor Forje
The Bay Area Reporter •
Film Review by David Lamble
SF Chronicle • Oakland and Sushi
by Jonathan Kauffman
SF Chronicle • Feel-Good Foodie
by G. Allen Johnson
Case for Global Film | UK • Film Review
by Roy Stafford
LA Weekly • Film Review
by Serena Donadoni
Rafu Shimpo • Culture-Crossing Drama
by Staff
KQED • Culture Clash Through Food
by Alix Wall
SF Weekly • With Anthony Lucero
by Peter Lawrence Kane • ESS Opening in SF Bay Area
by Staff
SJ Mercury News • Soulful Crowd-Pleaser
by Randy Myers
Latin Times • Coming To California
by Natalie Roterman
VCinema • Film Review by Adam Hartzell

Eye For Film | UK • Film Review
by Jennie Kermode
LupitaNews • Immigrant Stories
by Lupita Peimbert
WKCC’s The Reel Focus • Interview
with Pamela Powell
Variety–Latino • Una Latina Lucha...
by Carlos Aguilar
SF Chronicle • Filmmaker On a Roll
by Pam Grady
Hola Mexico FF Distributes ESS by Samuel Douek
Indiewire | Playlist • Exclusive Clip by Kevin Jagernauth
The Denver Post • Foodie Benefit... by Colleen O'Connor
Shock Ya • NYC Film Critic Review
by Harvey Karten
INFLUX Magazine • A Little Gem of a Film
by Martin Hafer
Yes/No Films • Cinetopia Reviews...
by Elizabeth Parker
IXITI • Curated Cinetopia...
by Hillary Brody
Yes/No Films • Cinetopia Must See
by Elizabeth Parker
metroactive • Japantown Film Festival by Gary Singh
Hola Mexico Audience Choice Award by Samuel Douek
Hill City Prevailer • Cut by Snow
by Kacie Svoboda
Beloit Int'l FF • Six Awesome... by Mel LeBaron
Hola Mexico FF • ESS at Hola Youth
by Samuel Douek
Rafu Shimpo • ESS Screens...
by Mikey Hirano Culross
TheYoungFolks • Best of Chicago...
by Jon Espino
Diana Elizabeth Torres • Entrevista
by Hola Mexico
Remezcla • Hola Mexico Lineup...
by Andrew S. Vargas
Fox11 • Big Movies Debuting...
by Lydia Camarillo • ReIgniting...
by Nelson Carvajal
3Story Magazine • Film Fest Must-See
by Herb Stratford
Tucson Weekly • Must See Movies
by Heather Hoch
Wolves of Little Havana • Day Five
by Ismael Santos
Miami New Times • Culinary Films
by Patrick Hieger
Miami Food Pug • Culinary Cinema by Dianne y Geoffrey
Santa Cruz Sentinal • Film Festivals
by Donna Jones
GazetteXtra • Beloit Film Festival by Ann Fiore
The Hollywood Reporter • Napa Review
by Justin Lowe
Diana Elizabeth Torres • Interview
UniVision in español
Oakland North • OUFF Talent by Alyssa Jeong Perry
EatDrinkFilms • SF Indie Fest by Gary Meyer
5 to Watch • SF Indie Fest
by Iñaki Fernández de Retana
SF Chronicle • A Taste of Oakland
by G. Allen Johnson
Scoring “East Side Sushi” by Alex Mandel
SJ Mercury News • Julie Rubio
by Janice De Jesus
Rising Starlet • Diana Elizabeth Torres
by Gornoblonde
SJ Mercury News • Napa Valley Film...
Jackie Burrell
The Film Yap • Diana Elizabeth Torres
by Joe Shearer
Film Yap Review • Heartland FF
by Joe Shearer
• Anthony Lucero Interview
by Jesus Varela
CBS | Bay Area Focus •
with Michelle Griego
Variety –USA • Napa Post Quake Lineup
by Dave McNary
Latin Heat Entertainment
by LHE Admin
Maui Film Festival News by Sara Tekula
KQED | Bay Area Bites • Screenings by Ashlyn Perri, CAAM
Cinesource Magazine
by Doniphan Blair
Asia Pacific Arts by Rachel Zou
Oakland Magazine
by Ann Leslie Davis
San Jose Mercury News by Lou Fancher
East Bay Express by Jesse Hirsch
Cinesource Magazine by Blake Wellen
On GrubStreet by Jay Barmann