The Sturgeon Queens visits the four generations who built Russ and Daughters, the Lower East Side New York lox and herring emporium that survives and thrives to this day. Produced to coincide with the 100th anniversary of the store, warm interviews with two of the original daughters for whom the store was named, now 100 and 92 years old, hit all the key notes of the New York Jewish immigrant experience: hard work, humor, romance, and a little tsuris. Adding to the story is poignant commentary from such devotees as Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Calvin Trillin, Maggie Gyllenhaal, and Mario Batali.
Appears in: 22nd Portland Jewish Film Festival
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