THE AUTOMAT takes viewers back to the very beginning, sharing how Joseph Horn and Frank Hardart teamed to create the eateries so many of us love, though they no longer exist. Hurwitz spoke to family members, former employees, historians, authors and a few celebs -- Mel Brooks, Carl Reiner, Ruth Bader Ginsberg, Eliot Gould, Colin Powell -- about their Automat memories, and the result is a joyful yet unavoidably elegiac film that is simply a must-see for anyone with an interest in these bygone gems.
I expected this film to be good -- I was counting on it. And it lived up to and exceeded all hopes and expectations.
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Documentary centers on the vending machine popularized in the 20th century that offered fresh cooked meals in a commissary-style eatery.
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June 04, 2022 at 01:19 PM