Join Glen Rock Jewish Center on Sunday, December 2 at 4 PM for Welcome To Kutsher's: The Last Catskills Resort. The film’s directors, Ian Rosenberg and Caroline Laskow, will share stories and reflections about Kutshers and making this award-winning documentary.
- When: Sunday, December 2, at 4 p.m.
- Where: Glen Rock Jewish Center, 682 Harristown Road, Glen Rock
- $10/person (pay at the door only), includes popcorn, soft drinks, coffee and tea. ($7 for Seniors over 65).
- With each admission, receive a $3 coupon towards any Film Series program in 2013!
One of the legendary Borscht Belt hotels Kutsher's Country Club is the last surviving Jewish resort in the Catskills. Exploring the full Dirty Dancing-era Catskills experience— and how it changed American pop culture in the comedy, sports and vacation industries— this award-winning documentary captures a last glimpse of a lost world as it disappears before our eyes.
The Catskills resorts were not only a Jewish refuge and family vacation paradise, they also gave birth to American stand-up comedy, the NBA All-Star Game, and all-inclusive resorts. Watch Wilt Chamberlain both playing ball and working as a bellhop at Kutsher’s. Laugh with Freddie Roman as his classic Borscht Belt routine still brings down the house, and wonder in amazement as Andy Kaufman wrestles a female Kutsher’s guest for $50. Marvel at the abundance of kosher feasts where no one can get away with ordering just one main dish. And as the Catskills decline and the end of an era draws near, witness a final twist: can an indie music festival reinvent Kutsher’s for a new generation?
The film premiered at the New York Jewish Film Festival at Lincoln Center and was the winner of the Best Documentary (Audience Award) at the Miami Jewish Film Festival 2012.