The Automat

Horn & Hardart Automats were America’s first major fast-food chain. Paupers once sat shoulder to shoulder with investment bankers at communal tables, sipping coffee or enjoying delicious and nourishing food. In her debut feature documentary, filmmaker Lisa Hurwitz investigates the rise and fall of this unique institution that bridged the diversity of class, language, gender and race in the urban melting pots of the East Coast. Featuring interviews with Mel Brooks, Elliott Gould, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Colin Powell and others. (From https://mjff.org/film/the-automat/ )

Year:
2019
Length:
80 minutes
Country:
Director:
Lisa Hurwitz

Shown at

  1. Maine Jewish Film Festival - 2019

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