St. Louis Jewish Film Festival

Egg Cream (bonus short for passholders only)

Expired June 14, 2021 4:45 AM
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Chocolate syrup + milk + seltzer = an egg cream…A short film about the enduring meaning of a beloved chocolate soda drink born on the Jewish Lower East Side. The egg cream contains neither eggs nor cream – it was a product of necessity and hardship, but a source of joy and sweetness. Through and 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.

  • Runtime
    15 minutes
  • Language
  • Country
    United States
  • Director
    Nora Claire Miller and Peter Miller