Film Information

East Side Sushi

East Side Sushi

Oct 30, 2016
6 PM

Directed by Anthony Lucero
Rated PG, 100 min.
Special ticket offering $30/adult (film, two glasses of wine, and sushi demo and tasting by Peggi Ince-Whiting of Kyoto Restaurant. Limit: 200 tickets). Tasting starts at 5pm. Film at 6pm. Tickets for film only are $8 General, $7 Student/Senior

Part of the Food and Film weekend. Underwritten by Ken Block and Christiane Hartley with additional support from Nicolas and Co, Rutherford Ranch, Kyoto Restaurant and Molina Healthcare. Proceeds benefit EATS Park City

Single mom Juana can slice and dice anything with great speed and precision. After working at a fruit-vending cart for years, she decides to take a job at a local Japanese restaurant. Intrigued by the food, she learns to make a multitude of sushi on her own. 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.

Post-film Q&A with Sushi Chef Peggi Ince-Whiting. Beer/wine available for purchase.

About Peggi Ince-Whiting - Sushi Chef:
Peggi Ince-Whiting has been making sushi in Utah for over 30 years. She is one of a handful of female chefs to work behind a sushi bar in Japan. Peggi was trained by Sushi Master Inou at Hama Sushi in Tokyo. After finishing her apprenticeship under Master Inou, Peggi returned to her native Utah to open her own restaurant, Ichiban Sushi. Over the 20 years that Peggi owned and operated Ichiban she received many awards and acknowledgements for her talent from US publications such as Bon Appetite Magazine, Fine Cooking Magazine and Zagats. She has also received notations in numerous Japanese publications. Kyoto Restaurant is happy to have Peggi Ince-Whiting's as sushi chef. Peggi's love of Japanese cuisine and creative combinations of new flavors are an exciting aspect for patrons of Kyoto.

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