Steven Spielberg Makes Short Film About His Mother

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Steven Spielberg has created a new untitled short film that focuses on his mother, Leah Adler. The film debuted yesterday at the Spielberg family restaurant, Milky Way. The kosher eatery has reopened after a long hiatus

From Hollywood Reporter: 

The four-minute narrative, run on a loop in a corner of The Milky Way, depicts the vivacious Adler’s multitudinous facets: ballet-dancing, fly-fishing, joking around in her restaurant’s kitchen — all soundtracked to a piano performance Spielberg’s father recorded of Adler in the 1960s.


“It shows every aspect of her,” says sister Nancy Spielberg, who’s been closely involved in the Milky Way revival, which has preserved favorites (blintzes, cheesecake, potato pancakes) while bringing in consultant Phil Kastel, previously of the Grill on the Alley, to update the menu, including a new Cajun fish sandwich the director (who from time to time used to cook himself matzoh brie on-site) has already green-lit. 

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