Sunday, September 20, 2015 at 11:00 a.m.
Directors: Caroline Laskow & Ian Rosenberg
2015, 72 min.
BEFF is proud to show the Catskills Premiere of the new documentary on the final years of Kutsher’s Country Club, the last surviving Jewish resort in the Catskills. One of the legendary Borscht Belt hotels during its heyday, Kutsher’s was family-owned and operated for over 100 years. This film provides unprecedented eye-witness documentation of Kutsher’s from its 100th anniversary season through the next 7 years until the hotel was sold and demolished in 2014 to make way for a health and wellness resort. The story of Kutsher’s is uniquely American, unexpectedly moving and a vital chapter – previously unexplored – of the modern Jewish experience. Exploring the full Dirty Dancing-era Catskills experience through a look at Kutsher’s rise and fall, this award-winning film captures a last glimpse of a lost world as it disappears before our eyes.
Tickets: $10 at the door