JIMMYS LUNCH (Canada; 2010)
Jimmy's Lunch is a diner that was established in Kitchener, Ontario, Canada in 1948. In those days the surrounding area was busy with the constant thud of manufacturing. The industries of felt, rubber and textiles kept the city alive. The factory workers who were the lifeblood of those industries made up the majority of the regular customers at Jimmy's.
As domestic manufacturing slowed down and many of the blue collar workers in the area were laid off, Jimmy's became increasingly more vacant. Today, Jimmy's is still frequented by a handful of those old and loyal customers, but as the time goes on, more and more of the barstools remain empty. With so many aging patrons, death is an unspoken yet highly visible presence at Jimmy's.
Jerry George has owned and operated the diner since he took the business over from his dying father in the mid-fifties. At 86, he has lived to see many of his friends, customers and even his own wife pass on. Jerry now moves a little slower than he used to, but he still gets up early each morning to make breakfast for anyone who can still make it through the door.