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Famous Nathan


World Premiere

USA | 98 MINUTES | English |


Documentary, New York, NY Director(s), First Time Filmmaker, Food
A Coney Island institution for nearly 100 years, Nathan's Famous Frankfurters has left an indelible imprint on the collective memory and palate of New York and its visitors. Director and grandson of ‘Famous’ Nathan himself, Lloyd Handwerker takes a look back at his family history, the immigrant experience, and Nathan’s pursuit of the American dream through this personal narrative gem. Broadening the scope of Nathan’s history is a colorful cast of family members and priceless characters from Coney Island. Featuring beautiful home movie footage, rare archival material, and a bold editing style, Famous Nathan will not disappoint New York history enthusiasts.

-Dan Hunt


Directed by Lloyd Handwerker

Lloyd Handwerker studied photography at The Visual Studies Workshop in Rochester, New York, and received an MFA from NYU. He has traveled extensively in his over 20 years in film production as both an Assistant Cameraman and Cinematographer on both narrative and documentary features, shorts, and music videos. His life-long passion has been creating his very personal documentary film, Famous Nathan.
Lloyd Handwerker
Lloyd Handwerker
Lloyd Handwerker, Leslie Siegel, Madeleine Molyneaux
Russell Greene
Lloyd Handwerker
Ergo Phizmiz
Nathan Handwerker, Ida Handwerker, Sol Handwerker, Murray Handwerker, Joe Handwerker, Hy Brown


Print Source
Lloyd Handwerker
Loquat Films
Brooklyn, 11217
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Picture Palace Pictures
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