The Catskills - Mort Skirboll Jewish Film Festival
Join the Jewish Federation of Sarasota-Manatee for the 15th season of the Mort Skirboll Jewish Film Festival. The last of three stand alone films is The Catskills. It was the cradle
Join the Jewish Federation of Sarasota-Manatee for the 15th season of the Mort Skirboll Jewish Film Festival. The last of three stand alone films is The Catskills.
It was the cradle for comedy – and a place to dine like royalty. With a trove of lost-and-found archival footage and a cast of characters endowed with the gift of gab, “The Catskills” journeys into the storied mountain getaway north of New York City that served as a refuge for Jewish immigrants fleeing poverty as well as a lavish playground for affluent Jewish families. As bungalow colony proprietors, guests, waiters, comedians, hoteliers, and beauticians share colorful tales of Catskill farms, boarding houses, and luxury resorts, they paint a picture of vibrant American Jewish life and culture in the 20th century.
*Enjoy a reception with a nostalgic spread of classic Jewish delicacies. Q and A with Producer Lex Gillespie following the film*
(Sunday) 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Temple Imanu, 151 Mcintosh Rd., Sarasota
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