Sturgeon Queens by Julie Cohen (2013, 43 min.). Russ and Daughters, the iconic purveyor of lox, caviar, and other sublime eats, has been a fixture on New York’s Lower East Side since 1914. One hundred years and 1,800,000 pounds of pickled herring later, the business started by immigrant Joel Russ and passed to his daughters—the “Sturgeon Queens”—is still a family-run landmark shop. Enjoy mouth-watering interviews with Hattie Russ Gold, Anne Russ Federman, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Mario Batali, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Morley Safer, and Calvin Trillin.
Preceded by NCJF new digital restoration of D.W. Griffith’s short film “A Child in the Ghetto,” a silent drama about a Lower East Side seamstress. US Premiere of new score by Swedish Composers Alexander Freudenthal & Hans Nyman.
New England Premiere