The Jew And The Carrot

Russ and Daughters Comes to the Silver Screen

By Devra Ferst

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Russ & Daughters has been around for so long that it’s hard to say that any one year is the year of Russ & Daughters, but 2014 really is it. The Lower East Side palace of lox is celebrating its 100th birthday by opening its first café this spring. The stories of the original shop (four generations and 1.8 million pounds of herring in the making) will be captured in Julie Cohen’s new documentary “The Sturgeon Queens.”

Catch Maggie Gyllenhaal and Ruth Bader Ginsberg in the trailer below — it’s filled with choice lines like “There’s something maybe genetic that makes you feel good when you’re down there,” and “Pop used to throw people out if they said anything he didn’t like. ‘Who asked you to come here, forget the address.’”


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