June 9

The Catskills

The Catskills

Venue: Cineplex Cinemas Empress Walk

Directed by Lex Gillespie (USA, 2024) – 85 Minutes

Affectionately nicknamed the “Borscht Belt,” the “Sour Cream Sierras” and the “Jewish Alps,” the Catskill Mountains of upstate New York was a vacation destination which, from the 1920s to the 1960s, numbered 500 family-run Jewish resorts and hotels that, sadly, have since been demolished. Employing a treasure trove of home movies, archival photos, postcards and interviews with former guests and staff, director Lex Gillespie (The Mamboniks, TJFF2019) resurrects this vibrant slice of Jewish American life that inspired films and TV series including Dirty Dancing and The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel.

Co-presented with:

Toronto Jewish Film Festival

Performer Details

Event Details

June 9

4:00 pm

Cineplex Cinemas Empress Walk

Sunday June 9, 4:00 PM
Cineplex Cinemas Empress Walk 5
5095 Yonge St 3rd Floor, North York, ON M2N 6Z4, Canada