The Automat

VERMONT PREMIERE

WINNER: Clio Visualizing History Prize for the Advancement of Women in Film

The Automat recounts the lost history of the iconic restaurant chain Horn & Hardart, which served affordable-priced quality food to millions of New Yorkers and Philadelphians for more than a century. The chain welcomed minority populations, including immigrants, the working-class, Blacks and women, all of whom were often unwelcome in restaurants. Founded by Joseph Horn and Frank Hardart in 1888, it revolutionized the nation’s restaurant scene with comfortable interiors, quality food and state of the art technology. 

SCREENING INFORMATION 

Date: Wednesday, August 24
Time: 7:00pm
Location: Town Hall Theater

OPENING NIGHT FILM

CREDITS 

Directed by: Lisa Hurwitz [Filmmaker to Attend]
Written by: Michael Levine
Produced by: Lisa Hurwitz

FILM INFORMATION 

Genre: Documentary
Length: 79 minutes
Location: United States
Language: English