The automat

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New York, NY : Kino Lorber, [2022].
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New York, NY : Kino Lorber, [2022].
Physical Desc
1 videodisc (79 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.


General Note
Originally released as a motion picture in 2021.
General Note
Wide screen.
General Note
Bonus features: new audio introduction by Mel Brooks; audio commentary by director Lisa Hurwitz; extended interview with Mel Brooks; Horn and Hardart archival footage.
Creation/Production Credits
Director of photography, Philip Lucas ; editor, Michael Levine, Russell Greene ; music, Hummie Mann.
Mel Brooks, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Elliott Gould, Colin Powell, Carl Reiner, Howard Schultz.
The Automat recounts the lost history of the iconic restaurant chain Horn & Hardart, which served affordable food to millions of New Yorkers and Philadelphians for more than a century. Founded by Joseph Horn and Frank Hardart in 1888, it revolutionized the nation's restaurant scene with technology that captured the public's imagination like nothing else the customer put nickels into slots, and little windows opened to reveal the customer's pick, be it a slice of pie, macaroni, and cheese, or a Salisbury steak. The chain welcomed those who had been ignored, including immigrants, the working class, Blacks, and women, all of whom were often not welcome in restaurants. Featuring interviews with Mel Brooks, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Colin Powell, and Elliott Gould, The Automat illustrates how the company both served the public with great food and at the same time treated its employees with fairness and integrity.
System Details
DVD, wide screen (1.78:1, 16x9); NTSC, region 1; 2.0 stereo.
English dialogue; English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing (SDH); closed-captioned.


APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Levine, M. (. f., Brooks, M., Ginsburg, R. B., Gould, E., Powell, C. L., Reiner, C., & Mann, H. (2022). The automat . Kino Lorber.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Michael (Documentary filmmaker), Levine et al.. 2022. The Automat. Kino Lorber.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Michael (Documentary filmmaker), Levine et al.. The Automat Kino Lorber, 2022.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Levine, Michael (Documentary filmmaker),, et al. The Automat Kino Lorber, 2022.

Note! Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy. Citation formats are based on standards as of August 2021.

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