The humble (Jewish) hot dog is a symbol for the American Dream - compelling documentary!
Winner - Best Documentary, Coney Island Film Festival - need I say more??
The full shmeer.
An insider documentary directed by the grandson of the great Nathan Handwerker, founder of iconic Brooklyn institution Nathan’s Famous, Coney Island's premier hot dog stand. Filmed over a 30-year period, the film details Nathan's upbringing in a poor village in Poland, emigration to New York, and the creating and running of Nathan’s Famous for over forty years. Featuring interviews with extended family, longtime employees, and various other South Brooklyn personalities, as well as vital archival footage of Coney Island in the 20th Century. Kvell in the honky-tonk, in-your-face spirit that was Nathan’s Famous - and Brooklyn itself - in its heyday and today.