The Sturgeon Queens

Four generations of a Jewish immigrant family create Russ and Daughters, a Lower East Side lox and herring emporium that survives and thrives. Produced to coincide with the 100th anniversary of the store, this documentary features an extensive interview with two of the original daughters for whom the store was named, now 100 and 92 years old, and interviews with prominent enthusiasts of the store including Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, actress Maggie Gyllenhaal, chef Mario Batali, New Yorker writer Calvin Trillin, and 60 Minutes correspondent Morley Safer. Rather than a conventional narrator, the filmmakers bring together six colorful longtime fans of the store, in their 80s and 90s, who sit around a table of fish reading the script in the style of a passover Seder. http://thesturgeonqueens.com/

Year:
2014
Length:
52 minutes
Country:
Director:
Julie Cohen

Shown at

  1. 10th Annual Houston Jewish Film Festival - 2014
  2. 13th Annual Lenore Marwil Jewish Film Festival (Ann Arbor) - 2014
  3. 13th Annual Temple Emanu-El Kirk Cashmere Jewish Film Festival - 2015
  4. 14th Annual Beth Tzedec Jewish Film Festival - 2014
  5. 15th Annual Rutgers Jewish Film Festival - 2014
  6. 15th Annual Ruth and Bernard Friedman Windsor Jewish Film Festival - 2017
  7. 16th Annual Lenore Marwil Jewish Film Festival (Detroit) - 2014
  8. 19th Denver Jewish Film Festival - 2015
  9. 21st Annual International Jewish Film Festival (Eastern Connecticut) - 2015
  10. 22nd Portland Jewish Film Festival - 2014
  11. 22nd Toronto Jewish Film Festival - 2014
  12. 24th Annual San Diego Jewish Film Festival - 2014
  13. 24th Washington Jewish Film Festival - 2014
  14. 9th Annual Baton Rouge Jewish Film Festival - 2015
  15. Ames-Azalak Rochester Jewish Film Festival - 2014
  16. Athens Jewish Film Festival - 2015
  17. Berkshire Jewish Film Festival - 2014
  18. Boulder Jewish Film Festival - 2014
  19. Carmel Jewish Film Festival - 2018
  20. Central Florida Jewish Film Festival - 2014
  21. Cherry Hill Volvo Jewish Film Festival - 2015
  22. Chicago Jewish Film Festival - 2015
  23. Columbus Jewish Film Festival - 2014
  24. Dayton Jewish International Film Festival - 2015
  25. Donald M. Ephraim Palm Beach Jewish Film Festival - 2014
  26. Farthest North Jewish Film Festival - 2015
  27. Geneva International Jewish Film Festival - 2015
  28. Hong Kong Jewish Film Festival - 2014
  29. Jewish Arts and Film Festival of Fairfield County - 2014
  30. Karen Schneider Jewish Film Festival of Flint - 2014
  31. Los Angeles Jewish Film Festival - 2014
  32. Michiana Jewish Film Festival - 2015
  33. Nagle Family Jewish Film Festival - 2018
  34. Nashville Jewish Film Festival - 2014
  35. New Jersey Jewish Film Festival - 2014
  36. New York Jewish Film Festival - 2015
  37. Pioneer Valley Jewish Film Festival - 2016
  38. Pittsburgh Jewish Israeli Film Festival - 2014
  39. Randi & Bruce Pergament Jewish Film Festival - 2014
  40. San Francisco Jewish Film Festival - 2014
  41. Sarasota-Manatee Israel Film Festival - 2015
  42. Savannah Jewish Film Festival - 2015
  43. Sonoma County Jewish Film Festival - 2014
  44. Tampa Bay Jewish Film Festival - 2015
  45. Treasure Coast Jewish Film Festival - 2015
  46. Tucson International Jewish Film Festival - 2014
  47. Twin Cities Jewish Film Festival - 2014
  48. Vancouver Jewish Film Festival - 2014
  49. Virginia Festival of Jewish Film - 2014
  50. West Valley Jewish Film Festival - 2015

1 Response

  1. jewishfilmfests says:

    Food-minded movies at Milwaukee Film Festival include some local fare
    ■”The Sturgeon Queens,” a documentary tracing four generations of a Jewish immigrant family who, in 1914, opened a legendary lox and herring shop on New York’s lower east side.
    http://www.jsonline.com/entertainment/movies/food-minded-movies-at-milwaukee-film-festival-include-some-local-fare-b99557054z1-322125331.html

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