“Egg Cream”

EGG CREAM is a short documentary by Nora Claire Miller, Peter Miller, and Amy Linton, 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 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.

EGG CREAM has screened at dozens of film festivals, winning the Special Juror’s Award at San Diego’s Joyce Forum Jewish Short Film Festival; the Muscatine Independent Film Festival’s Best Documentary Award; and was the San Francisco Jewish Film Festival’s online film of the month.