The Last Resort

Bud Watch Party ~ The Last Resort

Sunday, March 5, 2023 - 12:00am
Monday, March 6, 2023 - 12:00am
Tuesday, March 7, 2023 - 12:00am
Wednesday, March 8, 2023 - 12:00am
Thursday, March 9, 2023 - 12:00am
Friday, March 10, 2023 - 12:00am
Saturday, March 11, 2023 - 12:00am
Sunday, March 12, 2023 - 12:00am
Monday, March 13, 2023 - 12:00am
Tuesday, March 14, 2023 - 12:00am
Wednesday, March 15, 2023 - 12:00am
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A stunning testament to a community all but forgotten… until now.

Before the arrival of Miami Vice and MTV Spring Break, South Beach was home to the largest cluster of Jewish retirees in the country. Drawn by the small apartments, low cost of living, sunny weather, and thriving cultural life, they came by the thousands seeking refuge from the Northeast's brutal winters. By the 1970s, these former New Yorkers had turned from seasonal visitors to year-round residents, making Miami Beach home to a population that was primarily over 70 and overwhelmingly Jewish. This documentary film takes audiences on a journey to the iconic Miami Beach of that era through the lens of young photographers Andy Sweet and Gary Monroe. With cameras in hand, they embarked on an ambitious 10-year project to document this unique chapter in the city’s history, which would soon be erased by the turbulent 1980s. Featuring interviews with Pulitzer Prize winner Edna Buchanan, filmmaker Kelly Reichardt, photographer Gary Monroe, and more.

Stream the 70-minute film at the link. Log on to Kanopy to watch for free with your library card.

Run Time: 

70 min.
“A photographers paradise ...A story that’s fascinating, poignant.”
New York Times

About Bud's Watch Party

In addition to our in-person film screenings in Library Hall, Bud Werner Library continues to spearhead special opportunities to view hot documentaries at home. The library hopes that you'll enjoy watching these thoughtful films, then come together for community conversations to share the experience.