June 2, 2014 ‘The Sturgeon Queens’ to Open the Lower East Side Film Festival
Julie Cohen makes touching, funny and delicious film about the nearly 100-year-old fishmonger.”

February 18, 2014 Best New Food Documentary
The quick-witted Russ daughters, century-old Hattie Russ Gold and 92-year-old Anne Russ Federman, are both sharper than a nova-slicing knife.”

March 11, 2014 The World’s Greatest Feminist Fishmonger
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“It was a pleasure to watch The Sturgeon Queens, an independent film from director Julie Cohen”

March 27, 2014 Movie ‘The Sturgeon Queens’ will Make You Very, Very Hungry
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They had me at lox.”

January 17, 2014 ‘Sturgeon Queens’ to Screen
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One of the most original aspects of the film is its narration…the warmth and expansiveness of the group of storytellers helps bring the store’s history to life.”

December 20, 2013 The Township Teens Turned Opera Starlets
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Throughout the film, the stars’ charisma and personality shine through.”

March 11, 2014 ‘I Live to Sing,’ TV Review
A riveting look at South Africa’s opportunities and challenges for young opera singers.”

August 24,2013 Q&A: The Stories Behind the Black Opera Stars of ‘I Live to Sing’
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Q & A with Julie Cohen on front page of Style section

July 18, 2013 “I Live to Sing”: Black Opera Students Excel at Formerly White School in Post-Apartheid South Africa
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Director Julie Cohen in conversation with Democracy Now’s Juan Gonzalez.

February 2, 2011 In ‘Hampton,’ Family Makes the Big Plays
A tone of genuine exuberance…the kind of programming Black History Month needs.”

January 30, 2008 A Year Into Job, WNET President Seeks a Heightened Urgency
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The Jews of New York” and one of the war documentaries were produced with a quick turnaround time by Julie Cohen, a former NBC News colleague.”

September 12, 2008 Into the Woods Once Again
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The Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival’s production of “Twelfth Night”, which I praised without stint when it opened in July, will be paired with an hour-long backstage documentary called, “Shakespeare on the Hudson” hosted by Kristin Chenoweth. If you’ve never seen my favorite outdoor summer Shakespeare festival in action, these excellent programs will give you a taste of what you’ve been missing.”

May 21, 2009 A Top Dancer in Full Swing
Manning died last month…but his presence remains vivid in this new documentary by Julie Cohen.”

September 2008 Backstage with the Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival
When independent filmmaker Julie Cohen went to see “As You Like It” at the Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival in Garrison last summer, she had Channel 13 on her mind…”

January 2008 The Jews of New York
The Jews of New York was as good as we had hoped.”