Jewish Federation of the Berkshires Famous Nathan

Jewish Federation of the Berkshires Famous Nathan

June 15, 2018 | 10:45 AM - 01:00 PM

Berkshires
Hevreh of Southern Berkshire
270 State Road
Great Barrington, MA 01230

The Jewish Federation of the Berkshires presents Knosh & Knowledge.
Knosh & Knowledge welcomes director, Lloyd Handwerker, grandson of the founder of the iconic Nathan's Famous of Coney Island. He will host a screening of Famous Nathan, a densely-layered, visually dynamic documentary portrait of the life and times of the world-renowned hot dog stand that is still thriving along the Brooklyn shore.

Famous Nathan chronicles the personal and public history of the iconic Brooklyn eatery created in 1916 by the filmmaker's grandfather, Nathan Handwerker. Thirty years in the making, this decades-spanning, Coney Island inspired rollercoaster ride interweaves a kaleidoscope blend of home movies, archival footage, family photos, never-before-heard audio recording of Nathan, and intimate, sometimes hilarious interviews with family, friends, and workers.

The film takes a look back at the immigrant experience and 100 years of family and New York history in this personal documentary gem. Featuring a strong score, colorful and endearing characters, rare archival material, and a vibrant editing style, Famous Nathan will not disappoint New York history enthusiasts.

Advanced lunch reservations required by Thursday, June 14 before noon by calling 413-442-4360, ext. 10 or [email protected]

For More Information

Phone: 413-442-4360, ext. 15
Email: [email protected]
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      In cooperation with LOCAL PARTNERS

      Jewish Federation of Western MA  - Jewish Federation of the Berkshires