SJCA: Four Seasons Lodge

Not your typical Catskills’ story: SJCA presents a panel discussion of the documentary film Four Seasons Lodge, May 19 at 7 pm EDT on Zoom

Saratoga Jewish Community Arts and the Jewish Federation of Northeastern New York are proud to present a panel discussion of the documentary Four Seasons Lodge on May 19 at 7 pm EDT on Zoom.

The 2008 film grew out of a series of articles by Andrew Jacobs, a reporter for The New York Times and a novice director who was imaginative enough to enlist the help of the outstanding cinematographer Albert Maysles.

While the film is labeled a Holocaust documentary, it is not your typical Shoah story. A Times review called it an “awesome spectacle of life triumphing over annihilation.”

On the surface, the plot revolves around a group of people who survived the death camps and now are struggling to save their summer camp in the Catskills; they call it “our paradise in the mountains.”

The enthusiastic Jewish retirees gather for their 26th summer and first appear like any group of older Americans on vacation.  But as the film unfolds, it’s clear that the echoes of the Holocaust make these revelers and this fading resort a unique and moving story.


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