Wednesday, July 1, 2015
Last February we wrote about the South Florida debut of the film Welcome to Kutsher's -- the award-winning film documenting the Borscht Belt experience at the last surviving Catskills hotel. We were in and around Delray Beach, the town where the film played for a week before it moved to California for another week of showings.
We saw the film and got a lot of nachas from reliving our days of vacationing in the Catskills. But unless you happened to be in the few cities where it was shown, you missed out on the fun and the nostalgia.
The film was released last week on DVD and it's available to purchase as a DVD or rent as Video On Demand, thanks to film makers Caroline Laskow and Ian Rosenberg, and the 154 Kickstarter backers who pledged $12,105 to help bring the project to life.
During its debut week at Movies of Delray, Rosenberg and Larry Strickler, Kutsher's social director for 26 years, reminisced about life in the Catskills while they were interviewed by Peter Wein.
(A SPECIAL NOTE FOR NEW EMAIL SUBSCRIBERS: THE VIDEO IS NOT VIEWABLE DIRECTLY FROM THE EMAIL THAT YOU GET EACH DAY. YOU MUST CLICK ON THE TITLE AT THE TOP OF THE EMAIL TO REACH THE JEWISH HUMOR CENTRAL WEBSITE, FROM WHICH YOU CLICK ON THE PLAY BUTTON IN THE VIDEO IMAGE TO START THE VIDEO.)