Egg Cream

Directed By: Nora Claire Miller and Peter Miller / 15 Minutes
USA, USA / 2018 / English
Documentary / Coming of age
Territory Rights: WORLD-WIDE
Exhibition Format: DCP, Prores/QT

Option for Live Appearance: Guest
Name of guest: Peter Miller and/or Nora Claire Miller
Role of guest: directors/producers

Original Title: Egg Cream

Synopsis

EGG CREAM is a bittersweet look at memory, history, and the enduring meaning of a beloved chocolate soda drink born on the 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.