First Run heads to 'Lodge'

Acquires rights to Andrew Jacobs' feature doc

First Run Features has acquired all rights to "Four Seasons Lodge," Andrew Jacobs' feature documentary about a community of Holocaust survivors who meet each summer to celebrate their lives.

Filmmaker Albert Maysles led a team of cinematographers that shot the film.

Jacobs, a staff writer for the New York Times for the past 10 years who is currently a Beijing correspondent for the paper, developed "Lodge" out of a six-part Times series about summer life in the Catskills.

We're proud to be working with Andrew and his team on the release of their film," said First Run vp Marc Mauceri. " 'Four Seasons Lodge' is unique in that while it confronts weighty issues like aging and the legacy of the Holocaust, it also is both life-affirming and uplifting."

"Lodge" was produced in association with Rainlake Prods.