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The Swimmer

Film/Video

The Swimmer, image courtesy of Sony Pictures
The Swimmer, image courtesy of Sony Pictures
The Swimmer, image courtesy of Sony Pictures
The Swimmer

(Frank Perry, 1968)

New restoration

Thu, Aug 17, 2017 7 PM

Based on John Cheever’s short story, The Swimmer stars Burt Lancaster as an upper-middle-class suburbanite who stops by the neighbors’ pool party for a cocktail. He announces that he is going to swim home by hitting each pool along the way, and his journey forms a fascinating portrait of an empty, privileged life clouded by self-delusion. (95 mins., DCP)

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