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DOCUMENTARY SHORT | 8 MIN | 2013

WILT CHAMBERLAIN: BORSCHT BELT BELLHOP

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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
Film Information
Year: 2013
Length: 8 minutes
Language: English
Country: USA
Premiere: World
Cast & Credits
Director: Caroline Laskow, Ian Rosenberg
Editor: D.S. Fuller
Cinematographer: D.S. Fuller, Michael Halsband
Executive Producer: John Dahl, Connor Schell, Bill Simmons (for ESPN Films)
Producer: Daniel Silver (for ESPN Films)
Assistant Producer: Lili du Toit
Press Contacts

Print Source
Caroline Laskow
New York, 10002
Phone: 646 228 4138
kutshersdoc@gmail.com

US Sales Contact
Caroline Laskow
New York, 10002
Phone: 646 228 4138
kutshersdoc@gmail.com

International Sales Contact
Caroline Laskow
New York, 10002
Phone: 646 228 4138
kutshersdoc@gmail.com

Press Contact
Jennifer Cingari
ESPN
Jennifer.J.Cingari@espn.com

About the Director(s)
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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