Four Seasons Lodge: Feature + Extras

Haunted by the past but driven by an unquenchable passion for living, an aging group of Holocaust survivors gathers each summer at an idyllic hideaway in the Catskills, where they savor tightly bonded friendships, find new love and celebrate their survival. Directed by New York Times journalist Andrew Jacobs, and beautifully filmed by a team of cinematographers led by the legendary documentary pioneer Albert Maysles (Gimme Shelter, Grey Gardens), Four Seasons Lodge is an inspiring and surprisingly funny film that captures what may be the last summer together for this remarkable group of survivors as the fate of their beloved bungalow colony hangs in the balance.

The film premiered theatrically at New York’s IFC Center and played at more than a hundred venues across the U.S. and Canada including the Quad Cinemas and Symphony Space in New York, Coolidge Corner in Boston, the Laemmle Cinemas in Los Angeles, The Gene Siskel Film Center in Chicago, Cleveland Museum of Art, Jacob Burns Film Center, Salt Lake City Film Center, Houston Museum of Fine Arts, the Museum of Jewish Heritage in New York, and many others. It was released on DVD and on digital platforms, including iTunes and Netflix, and was broadcast on PBS stations.

  • FOUR SEASONS LODGE: 86 min (REMASTERED)

    1h 26m — 1 text track

    Haunted by the past but driven by an unquenchable passion for living, an aging group of Holocaust survivors gathers each summer at an idyllic hideaway in the Catskills, where they savor tightly bonded friendships, find new love and celebrate their survival. Directed by New York Times journalist A...

  • FOUR SEASONS LODGE: Extra: The Director on Making Four Seasons Lodge

    5m 30s

    Director Andrew Jacobs recounts how he discovered Four Season's Lodge, what motivated him to make the documentary, and the tough creative decisions of the filmmaking process.

  • FOUR SEASONS LODGE: Extra: I Walked Thousands of Miles

    2m 37s

    Tosha describes some of the early hardships she and Hymie faced after emigrating to the United States.

  • FOUR SEASONS LODGE: Extra: Life and Death at Auschwitz

    4m 42s

    Ester and Rose share stories of separations and liberation.

  • FOUR SEASONS LODGE: Extra: My Past is Not a Good One

    1m 58s

    Hymie recounts a tragic family story to explain why he prefers not to talk about the past.

  • FOUR SEASONS LODGE: Extra: When We Were Younger

    3m 27s

    Carl's children and grandchildren visit, and talk about the ways Four Season's Lodge has changed now that most of the survivors are octogenarians.

  • Four Seasons Lodge: Feature + Extras

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    Haunted by the past but driven by an unquenchable passion for living, an aging group of Holocaust survivors gathers each summer at an idyllic hideaway in the Catskills, where they savor tightly bonded friendships, find new love and celebrate their survival. Directed by New York Times journalist A...

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