THE STURGEON QUEENS
Dir. Julie Cohen (50min, USA, 2014)
Four generations of a Jewish immigrant family created Russ and Daughters, a Lower East Side lox and herring emporium that thrives to this day. Produced to coincide with the 100th anniversary of the store, this documentary features extensive interviews with two of the original daughters for whom the store was named, now 100 and 92 years old.
We also hear from prominent enthusiasts of the shop including Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, New Yorker writer Calvin Trillin, and 60 Minutes correspondent Morley Safer, as well as a host of inimitable characters who have patronized the store for decades
Director Julie Cohen in conversation following the screening.
Join us for a Bagels and Lox reception following the discussion at the March 2 screening. Enjoy small bites of lox and herring!
Julie Cohen is a veteran television news and documentary director and producer. She has directed, produced, and written seven documentaries for WNET, NY and other PBS stations around the country; more than 20 hour-long and two-hour programs for Dateline NBC; and three webisode series for Lifetime Television.
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