New York Jewish Film Festival 2012

Welcome to Kutsher’s: The Last Catskills Resort

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Welcome to Kutsher’s: The Last Catskills Resort
Caroline Laskow, Ian Rosenberg, 2012
USA | English | 73 minutes

Closing Night! World Premiere! Directors Caroline Laskow and Ian Rosenberg in person at both screenings!

Kutsher’s Country Club is the last surviving Jewish resort in the Catskills, and in its heyday was one of the legendary “Borscht Belt” hotels. The resorts were not only a Jewish vacation paradise, they also had significant influence on entertainment, stand-up comedy and sports. In this enjoyable documentary, watch Wilt Chamberlain playing ball and working as a bellhop at Kutsher’s; laugh with Freddie Roman as his classic routine still brings down the house; see ice skating instructor extraordinaire Celia Duffy hop up on the Zamboni; and marvel at the abundance of hearty kosher feasts.

Series: New York Jewish Film Festival 2012

Venue: Walter Reade Theater

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