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Screening of The Automat

May 15 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Featuring an original new song written and performed by Mel Brooks, The Automat, which premiered at the Telluride Film Festival and was nominated for four 2022 Critics Choice Awards, 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 customer 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.

The film was directed and produced by Lisa Hurwitz, who attended nursery school, and Hebrew school, was bat mitzvah’d and confirmed at TIOH, and will be doing a Q&A after the screening!

Wednesday, May 15, 6:30 PM
Temple Israel of Hollywood

Co-hosted by TIOH Film and Cooking Circle
Bring your favorite snack to share!

Made possible by the Rosenthal Family Art Fund


Automat Screening

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May 15
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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