The Automat

Director: Lisa Hurwitz Run Time: 79 min. Release Year: 2021

Starring: Carl Reiner, Colin Powell, Elliott Gould, Mel Brooks, Ruth Bader Ginsburg

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, we watch a business climb to its peak success and then grapple with fast food in a forever changed America.

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