**One hour version of the film now available!
A documentary film about a summer place in Michigan that has continued to thrive for six generations. The film explores the impacts of history, anti-semitism and the oppression of the Chicago summer heat, combined with a common desire to be amongst friends and family in a community lakeside setting. It's the beach, the sunsets, the friendships, the dirt roads and blue moon ice cream that seals the bonds between those who reside in Mt. Pleasant Subdivision. Come on the journey of history, storytelling and heart that shines through those involved in this uplifting film.
Produced. Directed. Edited. by Jody (Shochet) Belsher
Filmed on location in Mt. Pleasant Subdivision
In memory of our friend Karen (Katz) Holmes
Dedicated to those who have walked before us.
Special thanks to:
Lois and Carl Schwartz
H.A.S.H. History Association of South Haven
Beverly Chabat: Chicago Jewish Historical Society
Aunt Beula (Shochet) Goldman
In memory of Milton Harold Shochet, Albert Isaac and Esther Edith Shochet and Great Aunt Dora and Great Uncle Simon Rosenzweig
To the many wonderful residents of Mt. Pleasant Subdivision,
Nina (Schwartz) Bell, Corin (Belsher) Koren and Amy Belsher, Jody (Deemar) Brott, Rena Caref-Harris, Jeryl Chico, Steve Cohen, Debbie (Sklair) and Gary Greenspan, Helen (Schwartz) Hackman, Rae (Schwartz) Hahn, Rebecca Hahn, David Halperin, Bob Handelsman, Mara (Silverman) Hauser, Marci (Germain) Hayes, Karen (Katz) Holmes, Lenny Kay, Michael Kaufman, Charles Kurland, Marc Kurland, Sheryl (Silverman) Lintner, Lauryn Lintner, Julie Lovejoy, Gary Pines, Carl & Lois Schwartz, Melissa Schwartz, Mike Silverman, Ruth (Shochet)Starr, Mindy Turbov, Vicki Turbov, Gene & Mimi Weisman, Jerry Wretzky, Molly Wretzky
Archival Footage: Archive Valley
Photos: Jim Ollgaard, Michael Kaufman
Family Video: Larry King
Mt. Pleasant History Book: Ruth (Shochet) Starr
Great Songs of the Yiddish Stage
Long live Mt. Pleasant!
Press Release: Summer in the Country