Roman Kosher/The Sturgeon Queens
Directed by Tony Villani
Rome and its Jewish community have been inex- tricably linked for over 2,100 years, and especially since 1555, when the citys ghetto was established. A surprising culinary journey through the rich and textured history and tradition of Jewish Rome highlighting the work of a renowned kosher chef and revealing Roman Jewish dishes and recipes. The film also offers a taste of Roman Jewish poetry and literature about food by two of Romes best known pioneer Jewish Theatre actors.
The Sturgeon Queens
Los Angeles Premiere
Directed by Julie Cohen
For nearly 100 years, people have made the trek to New York Citys Lower East Side to buy lox and herring at the famed Russ and Daughters emporium. Four generations of the Russ family have kept the iconic store afloat to this day. Produced to coincide with the stores centennial, this charming film features an extensive interview with the two daughters for whom the store was named. Hattie, now 100 and Anne, 92, hit all the key notes of the Jewish immigrant experience: hard work, humor, romance, and a little tsuris. Commentary from R & D enthusiasts include Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, New Yorker writer Calvin Trillin, 60 Minutes correspondent Morley Safer, actress Maggie Gyllenhall and chef Mario Batali. This true story is a delicious treat!
Audience Choice Awards at the Palm Beach Jewish Film Festival and the San Diego Jewish Film Festival
Q&As with Tony Villani and Julie Cohen
Laemmle Town Center
17200 Ventura Blvd
Encino, CA 91316
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|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: No|