9 2020

Winter Flicks - Foodie Shorts

4:00PM - 6:00PM  

Lourdes University Franciscan Center 6832 Convent Blvd
Sylvania, OH 43560


Contact Hallie Freed

Winter Flicks – Foodie Shorts
Sunday, February 9
Lourdes University Franciscan Center
4 p.m.
$8 per person
Free parking, popcorn and water included.

Purchase tickets:
By phone: 419-724-0362
By email: Hallie@jewishtoledo.org
At the door on a first come, first served basis. Seating is limited.

Wendy's Shabbat
14 minutes

The short documentary film is about a group of Jewish senior citizens who celebrate Shabbat at their local Wendy’s fast food restaurant with Hebrew blessings along with burgers and fries.

11 minutes

Each year, the Hermelin family of Detroit come together to celebrate Passover by eating Gefilte fish, the meal that stars in New York-born director Rachel Fleit’s new film. While simple on the surface, Gefilte is stuffed with history and meaning (just like the recipe itself, which includes a paste of fish, salt, vegetables and egg). However, “Gefilte isn’t about the fish,” suggests the Brooklyn-based writer and director. Instead, “it becomes a lightning rod in which we project all of our feelings about family, identity, tradition, struggle, loss—and as always, love.”

Egg Cream
15 minutes

Egg cream is a short film about the enduring meaning of a beloved chocolate soda drink born in New York City’s Jewish Lower East Side. The egg cream contained neither eggs nor cream – it was a product of necessity and hardship, but a source of joy and sweetness. Through a tour of egg cream establishments led by a filmmaker and his young daughter, exhaustively researched archival imagery, and even a song by Lou Reed, the film examines the Jewish experience in America and the mythology of a simpler time.

Sturgeon Queens
54 minutes

Four generations of a Jewish immigrant family create Russ and Daughters, a Lower East Side New York City lox and herring emporium that survives and thrives. Produced to coincide with the 100th anniversary of the store, this documentary features an extensive interview with two of the original daughters for whom the store was named, now 100 and 92 years old, and interviews with prominent store enthusiasts including Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, actress Maggie Gyllenhaal, chef Mario Batali, New Yorker writer Calvin Trillin, and 60 Minutes correspondent Morley Safer. Instead of using a conventional narrator, the filmmakers bring together six colorful longtime fans of the store in their 80s and 90s who sit around a table of fish reading the script in the style of a Passover Seder.