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R| 1 hr. 19 min.

Plot Summary
In 2002, an unusual eatery called Shopsin's loses its lease after 32 years. Filmmaker Matt Mahurin goes inside the diner to figure out its gastronomic appeal, and paint a portrait of its colorful owners Kenny and Eve and they prepare to start fresh in a new location.


Director: Matt Mahurin

Genres: Documentary

Distributor: ThinkFilm

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Release Date: July 28th, 2006|1 hr. 19 min.

critic reviews (10)
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  • 75
    Elizabeth Weitzman New York Daily News

    Anyone who laments the loss of an older, grittier New York ought to adore this affectionate portrait of Greenwich Village restaurant owner Kenny Shopsin. show more

  • 80
    The Hollywood Reporter

    A rare, hilarious and ultimately touching look at the kind of American iconoclast that barely exists anymore. show more

  • 100
    Michael Phillips Chicago Tribune

    The self-taught man behind the griddle, his wife, Eve, and their five seen-it-all kids emerge as the ensemble of the year. show more

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