Join us for a special, in-person event for a screening of Lisa Hurwitz’s acclaimed documentary, The Automat. Co-presented by CHNY with the Food Studies Department at The New School.
CHNY members can buy discounted tickets in advance for the Film Forum’s exclusive engagement by using the code CHNYNEWSCHOOL, good for discount $11 tickets to that screening. The code can be applied during checkout for up to two general tickets on our website
The Automat played a special role in the lives of New Yorkers, from its opening in NYC in 1912 to the closure of the last branch on April 9, 1991. Offering quality food, excellent coffee, and open to everyone who had a few nickels to slot into the magical, modern windows, the cultural importance of the Automat has been the focus of art (Edward Hopper’s famous rendering), movies (too numerous to mention), and even song. Whether you were pounding the pavements, looking for a job or that first “big break,” or a well-to-do denizen swanning about town, New Yorkers of all stripes could be found at all hours enjoying a hot meal in the comforting glow of its polished metal surfaces.
We hope to see you there for this wonderful look back at a New York icon, introduced at this screening by CHNY President and Lecturer at The New School, Cathy Kaufman.O