Thursday, March 12, 2015

Automat: The Movie

Director and producer Lisa Hurwitz is making a documentary about the Horn & Hardart Automat, those beloved lunch spots that once bejeweled the urban landscape in the early, more innocent days of chains, when there were far fewer of them and they didn't overwhelm the city.

She's got a Kickstarter going to fund the project--but time is running out.

Watch the trailer and visit the site--make a donation if you'd like to see the film finished and on the big screen. Prizes are to be had, including David Freeland's terrific book Automats, Taxi Dances, and Vaudeville.

You can also read more about the project at The Village Voice.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

you get a cigarette butt,which were all over the floor,find an empty box,put the butt between the box door and latch and wait for the dude on the other side to put a dish of food in it.Then you
just pull the door open und...
Voila! free food!!
Tres Magnifique!!! No?
Oh really now?
Well where did they get off chargin 75cent for piece a pie,greedy fucks
no wonder they went under