The Catskills


Mary D. Fisher Theatre Sun, Jul 28 4:00 PM
Film Info
Documentary Feature
Release Year:2024
Run Time:85 minutes
Production Country:United States
Original Language:English
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Lex Gillespie


The Sedona International Film Festival is proud to partner with the Jewish Community of Sedona and the Verde Valley to present a free screening of “The Catskills” on Sunday, July 28 at 4:00 p.m. at the Mary D. Fisher Theatre.

"The Catskills" is a feature-length documentary film on the rise and fall of the Borscht Belt.

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 refuge for Jewish immigrants fleeing poverty as well as a lavish playground for affluent Jewish families.

Stand-up comedians share their best shtick while former waiters, entertainers, and dance instructors recount tales of the family-run resorts and bungalows that inspired films like "Dirty Dancing."

All tickets are free of charge, sponsored by the Jewish Community of Sedona and the Verde Valley.