GenreComedy, Romance Music directorSteven Cahill CountryUnited States
Release dateJune 7, 2006 (2006-06-07) (Newfest Film Festival)
October 9, 2006 (2006-10-09) (United States) WriterCarlos Portugal, Charo Toledo CastLuis Accinelli (Don Rogelio), René Alvarado (Diego Campos), David Berón (Pablo Morales), Steve Callahan (Wesley Henderson), Michael Cassady (Dennis), Dominic Ceci (Adam) Similar moviesHalloween, The Broken Hearts Club: A Romantic Comedy, Something Must Break, The Big Gay Musical, Sexual Chronicles of a French Family, The Hot Nights of Linda
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East Side Story is a 2006 romantic comedy film written, produced, and directed by Carlos Portugal; and starring Rene Alvarado, Steve Callahan, and Gladise Jimenez.
East Side Story is the story of Diego (René Alvarado), a young, closeted Latino, who helps his grandmother (Irene DeBari) run the family restaurant while carrying on a relationship with equally closeted Pablo (David Berón).
Diego has long felt trapped by the conservative culture of East LA and plans to move away and open an upscale restaurant, hopefully with his lover, but Pablo views their relationship very differently - a point driven home when he begins dating Diego's Aunt Bianca (Gladise Jimenez). At the same time, Wesley and his boyfriend move in, gentrifying the neighborhood. The attraction between Wesley and Diego is immediate and electric, forcing both men to reexamine their state of affairs.
René Alvarado as Diego Campos
Steve Callahan as Wesley Henderson
Gladise Jimenez as Bianca Campos
David Berón as Pablo Morales
Irene DeBari as Sara Campos
Yelyna De Leon as Tiffany
Luis Raúl as Salvador
Cory Alan Schneider as Jonathon Webber
Luis Accinelli as Don Rogelio
Martin Morales as Luis
Ruben Rabasa as Efrain Morales
Chris Franco as Mr. Martinez
Michael Cormier as Dan
East Side Story was released at the Newfest Film Festival on June 7, 2006. The film was then released in limited cities on October 9, 2006.
The film won the GLAAD Media Award for Outstanding TV Movie or Limited Series.