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Stamford's Avon Theatre Presents Documentary About 'Famous Nathan'

The Avon Theatre Presents Documentary Night with a showing of the film “Famous Nathan” on Nov. 4.
The Avon Theatre Presents Documentary Night with a showing of the film “Famous Nathan” on Nov. 4. Photo Credit: Facebook/Nathan's Famous

STAMFORD, Conn. -- The Avon Theatre Presents Documentary Night with a showing of the film “Famous Nathan” at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 4 at the Avon Theatre Film Center, 272 Bedford St., Stamford.

There will be a post-film Q&A with director Lloyd Handwerker. Ticket prices are Carte Blanche Members: gree; Members: $7; Students & Seniors: $9; Nonmembers: $12. Purchase online www.avontheatre.org or visit the box office for tickets.

“Famous Nathan” is the insider documentary by Lloyd Handwerker, grandson of Nathan Handwerker, who founded the legendary Brooklyn eatery and iconic New York institution, Nathan's Famous, in Coney Island in 1916. Over a 30-year period, Lloyd has filmed, archived and researched the story of both his grandfather and the family-run business.

The film contains never before heard audio recordings of Nathan describing his upbringing in a poor village in Poland, immigration to New York and details of creating and running Nathan's for over 40 years. Featuring interviews with extended family, friends and the employees who helped make Nathan's the prototype for fast-food, it’s also the a story of labor and a chronicle of the people who spent their lives in the employ of Nathan's.

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