"Watch Wilt Chamberlain both playing ball and working as a bellhop at Kutsher’s; Red Auerbach as the Kutsher’s Sports Director; Freddie Roman bringing down the house with his classic "Borscht Belt" routine; and Andy Kaufman wrestling a female Kutsher’s guest for $50.
Kutsher's Country Club is the last surviving "Borscht Belt" resort in the Catskills, family-owned and operated for over 100 years. 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. And, as the end of the Catskills Resort Era draws near, witness a final twist: can an indie music festival reinvent Kutsher’s for a new generation?" [from the Welcome to Kutsher's website]
The film premiered in NYC as Closing Night Selection of The New York Jewish Film Festival at Lincoln Center and won the Audience Award for Best Documentary at the Miami Jewish Film Festival. Distributor Menemsha Films will release "Welcome to Kutsher's" in theaters and for sale on DVD/download in 2015.