Before his senior year of high school, Wilt Chamberlain took a summer job at Kutsher’s Country Club, a Jewish resort in the Catskills. By day, he was making $2 an hour. At night, he played on Kutsher’s basketball team, coached by its then-unknown athletic director, Red Auerbach. Mixing interviews with rarely seen archival video, this documentary captures a basketball great in a very different era, the Borscht Belt’s Dirty Dancing-styled heyday.
Screening in Shorts Program: Character Witness
CAST & CREDITS
Directed by Caroline Laskow and Ian Rosenberg
CAROLINE LASKOW and IAN ROSENBERG previously co-directed Welcome To Kutsher’s: The Last Catskills Resort. Laskow’s previous credits include the TFF-selected short Ashtanga, NY. Rosenberg was nominated for an Emmy as producer of the documentary Finishing Heaven. They are married and live on New York’s Lower East Side with their two children.
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