Welcome to Kutsher’s

Sunday, April 6

Free

Film:
Venue:
Tate Hall – Central Piedmont Community College Central Campus
Time:
7:00 PM

Welcome to Kutsher's

Welcome to Kutsher’s

Presented in Collaboration with
CPCC Sensoria

Tickets on
First Come – First Served
Basis

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. This film brings to life how Kutsher’s thrived at the center of all this growth and excitement. Watch Wilt Chamberlain both playing ball and working as a bellhop at Kutsher’s, Red Auerbach as the Kutsher’s Sports Director, and Kutsher’s Maurice Stokes’ benefit game create an All-Star basketball tradition. Laugh with appreciation at 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 hearty kosher feasts where no one can get away with ordering just one main dish, and the non-stop whirl of recreational activities. 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 story of Kutsher’s is uniquely American, unexpectedly moving and a vital chapter – previously unexplored – of the modern Jewish experience.

Reviews:
“A great documentary about the hotel’s heyday and its current faded glory.” – Bon Appétit

“The joy of Welcome to Kutsher’s is that it captures what was unique and special about the hotel while also expounding on the larger significance of the Catskills in the American Jewish consciousness.” – Jewcy.com

Awards:
Best Documentary, Miami Jewish Film Festival, 2012

Director: Caroline Laskow & Ian Rosenberg

Languages: English

Run Time: 73 minutes

Documentary
USA 2012