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JCC Chicago Jewish Film Festival – Famous Nathan

March 12, 2016 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

- $12

The restaurant is the subject of Famous Nathan, a documentary that premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival.

Nathan’s Famous Frankfurters has been a New York staple for nearly 100 years.  In this personal documentary, director Lloyd Handwerker, grandson of “Famous Nathan,” takes a look back at his family’s unique history, the Jewish-American immigrant experience and Nathan’s pursuit of the American dream. Enter a lively cast of characters  from colorful family members to Coney Island regulars and celebrity patrons.

“You wouldn’t think that a film about a hot dog restaurant that eventually evolved into a national chain would be the stuff of compelling cinema. But this effort, no less than thirty years in the making, offers enough family drama to fuel a Shakespeare play.”
Frank Scheck (Hollywood Reporter)



March 12, 2016
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
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Landmark Renaissance Cinema
1850 2nd Street
Highland Park, IL 60035 United States