The Boca International Jewish Film fest will close with the South Palm Beach County Premiere of the 2024 documentary, The Catskills, directed by Lex Gillespie. The Catskills is a humorous and nostalgic tribute to what became affectionately known as the Borscht Belt. 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. Director Lex Gillespie (The Mamboniks) maps the development of the vacation destination, from a refuge for working-class Jews seeking a respite from poverty in overcrowded New York City tenements to a lavish summer playground for the affluent. Closing Day Catskill festivities will take place at the Movies of Delray on Sunday, March 17 at 1:30 p.m.
For tickets, sponsorship opportunities and more information, visit www.JFilmBoca.org.
About the Boca International Jewish Film Festival: The Boca International Jewish Film Festival is a non-profit all volunteer organization celebrating Jewish culture through the medium of film. Founded by Wendy Honig, Lesley Rich and Arleen Roberts, the festival aims to bring together diverse audiences to explore and appreciate the rich tapestry of Jewish spirit, culture, traditions and humor. With a thoughtfully curated selection of films, year ‘round programming, discussions and special events, the Boca International Jewish Film Festival promises to be a cultural highlight for the Boca Raton community and beyond.