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Directed by Julie Cohen

United States 2014 52 mins.

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.



The Northwest Film Center recognizes and honors the Indigenous peoples of this region on whose ancestral lands the museum now stands. These include the Willamette Tumwater, Clackamas, Kathlemet, Molalla, Multnomah and Watlala Chinook Peoples and the Tualatin Kalapuya who today are part of the Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde, and many other Native communities who made their homes along the Columbia River. We also want to recognize that Portland today is a community of many diverse Native peoples who continue to live and work here. We respectfully acknowledge and honor all Indigenous communities—past, present, future—and are grateful for their ongoing and vibrant presence.