THE AUTOMAT

THE AUTOMAT

NYC PREMIERE Chock- full of rich archival footage of old Philadelphia and NYC, this everything-you-wanted-to-know-about-automats film is a lighthearted trip through the history of Horn & Hardart’s iconic and innovative eateries. Led by the irrepressible Mel Brooks, the film also features an impressive roster of celebrities (Colin Powell, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Carl Reiner, to name a few) waxing nostalgic on their experiences at the nickel-driven restaurants and their dreamy lemon meringue pie. – Karen McMullen

This screening will be followed by a Q&A with Director Lisa Hurwitz.

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Director: Lisa Hurwitz
Producer: Lisa Hurwitz; Co-Producer: Alec Shuldiner, Russell Greene
Writer: Michael Levine
Cinematographer: Sandra Chandler, Stephen Cocklin, Jonathan Deaver, Riley Gibson, Adam Gundersheimer, Philip Lucas, Paul Mailman, Garrett Lennington, Daniel Vital
Editor: Michael Levine, Russell Greene
Music: Hummie Mann
Language: English
Country: USA
Year: 2021