Sunday, February 25 ● 2:30 PM
The Samuel C. Johnson Theater at Norfolk Academy
Preceded by the short film "The Peacock That Passed Over" and followed by a conversation with documentary subject Steve Gold.
Director Lex Gillespie ● 86 min ● United States ● 2023 ● English
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.
Sponsor: Dr. Joan Rose