From the darkness of
Hitler’s Europe to the lush
mountains of New York’s Catskills,
Four Seasons Lodge
follows a community of Holocaust
survivors who come together each
summer at their beloved bungalow
colony to dance, cook, fight, flirt
and celebrate their survival.
Beautifully photographed by a team of cinematographers led by Albert Maysles (Gimme Shelter, Grey Gardens) and Justin Schein (No Impact Man) this unexpectedly funny film confronts sobering topics like aging, loss and the legacy of the Holocaust, capturing the Lodgers’ intoxicating passion for life as the fate of their colony hangs in the balance.
In an inspiring and startling documentary, a remarkable tribe whose members are fast disappearing come together for one final summer in the Catskill Mountains - they’re Holocaust Survivors with a captivating joie de vivre and a bracing sense of humor.
Four Seasons Lodge is a counterintuitive film tied to the Holocaust, one that captures the Lodgers' intoxicating passion for living, in bracing contrast to lives harrowed by loss. The documentary is about tightly bonded friendships and the quest for peace in spite of haunting memories, as experienced through compelling people and the richness of their intensely close lives.
This vivid, inspiring, and unexpectedly funny portrait reveals the indomitable spirit of a singular community.
“This is our revenge,” one camper explains. “To live this long, this well, is a victory.”