National Center for Jewish Film’s Jewishfilm.2014 – “The Sturgeon Queens”

May 3, 2014 $12.00

NEW ENGLAND PREMIERE – 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 family run. Enjoy mouth-watering interviews with Hattie Russ Gold (age 100), Anne Russ Federman (age 92), Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Mario Batali, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Morley Safer, and Calvin Trillin.

Director: Julie Cohen | USA | 2013 | 43m | English

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NCJF NEW DIGITAL RESTORATION – Silent Film with USA Premiere of New Score by Swedish Composer Alexander Freudenthal

Directed by the legendary D.W. Griffith, this beautiful short drama about a young seamstress was shot on Rivington Street on the NY’s Lower East Side life. (USA, 1910, 15m, Directed by D. W. Griffith)

CO-PRESENTED BY: Hadassah-Brandeis Institute

Screening as part of 
The National Center for Jewish Film’s 
17th Annual Film Festival
May 1-11



Event Location: Museum of Fine Arts
465 Huntington Ave., Boston, Massachusetts, 02115

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Saturday, May 3, 2014, 1:30 pm - 2:15 pm
$12.00 General Admission

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