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Sunday, February 15 • 1:30pm - 2:45pm
The Sturgeon Queens (Film)

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A documentary tracing the 100-year history, including sometimes hilarious ups and downs, of iconic Lower East Side lox emporium Russ & Daughters. Starring two of the original daughters, Anne and Hattie, as well as younger generations of the family, and including interviews with prominent customers such as Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Mario Batali. Screening will be followed by a Q&A with fourth-generation owners Niki Russ Federman and Josh Russ Tupper, and with filmmaker Julie Cohen.

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Julie Cohen

Julie Cohen has directed, produced and written eleven documentaries for NY PBS and other outlets on topics ranging from South African opera singers to World War II veterans to smoked fish on the Lower East Side. Three of her films have won New York Emmy Awards since 2012. After years as a staff producer at NBC News, she now runs a small Brooklyn-based production company called BetterThanFiction.
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Niki Russ Federman

In 2009 Niki Russ Federman became an owner of Russ & Daughters, the appetizing shop on East Houston Street, with her cousin Josh Russ Tupper. In 2014 they opened Russ & Daughters Cafe on Orchard Street, near where their great grandfather founded the business with a herring barrel and pushcart a century ago. She has contributed to Studio 360 and to nonfiction anthologies, and often speaks about tradition, food, NYC’s cultural... Read More →
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Josh Russ Tupper

In 2009 Josh Russ Tupper became an owner of Russ & Daughters with his cousin Niki Russ Federman. In 2014 they opened Russ & Daughters Cafe near the site where their great grandfather founded the business with a herring barrel and pushcart a century ago. Josh began his career as an engineer before moving to New York to continue his family’s 100-year-old culinary and cultural legacy. He has appeared on TV in “The Martha... Read More →


Sunday February 15, 2015 1:30pm - 2:45pm
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