Juana is a Mexican-American living with her dad and daughter in East Oakland, Calif. Early in the film, she makes a life-changing decision to be a sushi chef.
Juana works for a Japanese man, who believes authenticity is critical to his restaurant’s success. A young Mexican woman working the sushi line doesn’t fit his vision.
He’s not alone. Juana’s father and daughter don’t like raw fish and think a taco truck job might be a better fit. Undeterred, Juana continues to work toward her goal.
This is one of those films that plants a smile on your face in the opening scenes and leaves it there through the whole movie. You fall in love with the characters and wish they made sequels like this rather than from tired topics like superheroes.
Showtime is 7:30 p.m. at the Battelle Auditorium on the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory campus in Richland.
Cost is $4 for adults and $2 for kids. A series ticket is $16.
For more information, go to tricityfilmclub.org.
East Side Sushi
Director: East Side Sushi
Stars: Diana Elizabeth Torres, Yutaka Takeuchi, Rodrigo Duarte
Mr. Movie rating: 5 out of 5
Rated PG for mature themes. It’s playing at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 19 only at the Battelle Auditorium in Richland.
5 stars to 4 1/2 stars: Must see on the big screen.
4 stars to 3 1/2 stars: Good film, see it if it’s your type of movie.
3 stars to 2 1/2 stars: Wait until it comes out on DVD.
2 stars to 1 star: Don’t bother.
0 stars: Speaks for itself.