Main content

Egg Cream

Egg Cream

EGG CREAM is a short film about 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.

Related Films

Mina's Recipe Book

Before dying of starvation in a concentration camp, Mina carefully recorded…

Remember These Days

For Walter Backerman, seltzer is more than a drink. It’s the embodiment…

Yiddish

Seven young scholars share their love for Yiddish, and for the avant-garde…