Directed by the grandson of Nathan Handwerker, founder of iconic Brooklyn institution Nathan’s Famous, over a 30-year period, FAMOUS NATHAN details Nathan's upbringing in a poor village in Poland, emigration to New York, and the creating and running of Coney Island's premier hot dog stand for over forty years - capturing the honky-tonk, in-your-face spirit that was Nathan’s Famous - and Brooklyn itself - in its heyday and today.
"[Chronicles] the rise and fall of the beachside snack stand, with the humble hot dog joint standing in as a symbol for the American Dream..." - New York Observer
"...shows the tremendous highs and lows that came along with founding a New York City institution, and takes the audience along for a whirlwind trip down memory lane." - AM New York
"...a unique and intimate look into almost 100 years of his family's history and the history of New York City, using the hot dog as a lens. " - Wall St Cheat Sheet
Winner, Best Documentary - Coney Island Film Festival
Directed by Lloyd Handwerker