The Shvitz

Film, Documentaries

Time Out says

An enjoyable look at New York's vanishing steambath culture, which provides warm, wet gathering places for Jews of every profession, class and moral hue (including gangsters). The rub-downs, massages and hose-downs are only part of the appeal. Here, senior citizens meet to escape the family, swap intimate secrets and gags, play cards and indulge in a nostalgia taken up by this sweet, funny film. An engaging slice of oral history.


Release details

47 mins

Cast and crew

Jonathan Berman