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THE AUTOMAT (U.S.)
January 29, 2022 @ 10:00 am to approx. 11:30 am
WEST COAST PREMIERE
THE AUTOMAT is about the phenomena of Horn & Hardart, America’s original & most beloved restaurant chain in NYC & Philadelphia showing archival footage of old Philadelphia and NYC,
Featuring an original new song written and performed by Mel Brooks, THE AUTOMAT tells the 100-year story of the iconic restaurant chain Horn & Hardart, the inspiration for Starbucks, where generations of Americans ate and drank coffee together at communal tables. From the perspective of former customers entertainer Mel Brooks, Starbucks founder Howard Schultz, Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Secretary of State Colin Powell, the Horns, the Hardarts, and key employees – we watch a business climb to its peak success and then grapple with fast food in a forever changed America.
Featuring: Mel Brooks, Elliott Gould, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Colin Powell, Carl Reiner, Wilson Goode and Howard Schultz.
Tickets: Free to 2022 DFS members. Non-members $12 cash at the door.
Video Review: https://youtu.be/x_jDHe9lR8c
Covid Guidelines: Photo ID, Proof of full vaccination including booster shot, Mandatory masks indoors, No food or beverages in the screening room . Seating is socially distanced so please allow a two-seat buffer between parties and do not sit directly behind anyone.
|Producers:||Lisa Hurwitz, Russell Greene, Alec Shuldiner|
|Cinematographers:||Sandra Chandler, Philip Lucas|
|Editor:||Michael Levine, Russell Greene|
|Cast:||Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Elliott Gould, Mel Brooks, Colin Powell, Carl Reiner, Howard Schultz|
|Running Time:||79 minutes|