Taco Shop


Taco Shop Preview & Discussion
Special Guest Rick Najera & Johnny Sanchez
Saturday, September 8, 2012
5:00pm - Pre-Show Taco Shop Pachanga (see below)
7:00pm - Movie Screening
Price: $12 / $10 Tech Museum Members

The Tech Museum - Hackworth IMAX™ Dome Theatre
201 South Market Street
San Jose, CA 95113

Eventbrite - ¡VivaFest! Film & Food Events

Join the filmmaker, Rick Najera and actor/comedian Johnny Sanchez in the Tech museum’s IMAX theatre for never before seen clips of the movie and discussion of the behind the scenes making of Taco Shop. 

Rick Najera, original writer for In Living Color and MadTV works as a writer/producer/actor in films such as Nothing Like the Holidays with Alfred Molina, Debra Messing and John Leguizamo and in television with mentoring new talent for the CBS Diversity Showcase.

Johnny Sanchez, best known as a cast member on FOX's MADtv, has been on the Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, HBO, Showtime, or his own half-hour Comedy Central special. He's toured the country with the Latin Kings of Comedy, was a voice actor in the hit movies Happy Feet and Happy Feet 2 and in the upcoming Taco Shop. 

This comedy centers on a young man nicknamed Smokes played by Tyler Posey of Teen Wolf fame, who quits his taco shop job to open his own shop -- but finds himself in an all-out war when a gourmet taco truck parks across the street. This indie film written by Rick Najera and Oskar Toruno also stars also stars Carlos Alazraqui (TV’s “Reno 911”), Eric Roberts (The Expendables), Felipe Esparza (TV’s “Last Comic Standing”), Parvesh Cheena (TV’s “Outsourced”), Johnny Sanchez (MAD TV ), Paula Jai Parker ( FRIDAY) and Laura Harring ( Mulholland Drive). ’Make Tacos – Not War‘ is the mantra of the movie. Not Rated / Special Screening / English


(L-R)Tyler Posey, Rick Najera, Lou Jimenez & Johnny Sanchez
Taco Shop Pre-Show Pachanga
Sponsored by IAM38.org
Meet & Greet with Rick Najera & Johnny Sanchez
Saturday, September 8, 2012
5:00pm - 7:00pm
Price: FREE

San Pedro Square Market

87 North San Pedro Street
San Jose, CA 95110

Join us at a pre-show Taco Shop Pachanga and Loteria Taco Bar grand opening with celebrity guests Rick Najera and Johnny Sanchez. Loteria Taco Bar will be creating a tasty selection of traditional and gourmet tacos named after characters in the movie. The
first 75 people who purchase a Taco or other food item at San Pedro Square Market between 5-7pm will receive a free ticket for the Taco Shop movie at The Tech Museum that night.* Then you'll be able to chow down and talk shop with these Hollywood veterans to chit-chat about film-making, education, politics and maybe even religion. They're not afraid.

This event is sponsored by I AM 38: because Education is a Civil Right

* Each person must bring their receipt to the Prop 38 table next to Loteria Taco Bar to receive one free ticket per purchase. Purchases must be made between 5:00 - 7:00pm on September 8, 2012. 75 tickets total will be given away and you are not guaranteed a ticket when purchasing an item. No other offers are valid.
Note: The Taco Shop Pachanga event is not affiliated with The Tech Museum, Mexican Heritage Corporation, !VivaFest! Mexican Heritage & Mariachi Festival, San Pedro Square Market or any of its affiliates.