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The Swimmer
Aug 17
Film/Video Theater
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 his way home by hitting each pool along the way, and his journey forms a fascinating...
Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars
Aug 17
Wexner Center Plaza
All the more poignant with David Bowie’s passing last year, Ziggy Stardust brilliantly documents the artist’s final performance as this gender-bending, red-mulleted alter-ego at London’s Hammersmith Odeon in 1973.
Aug 18–Aug 19
Film/Video Theater
Directed by past Wex guest Michael Almereyda (Experimenter, Hamlet), Escapes showcases the surreal life and storytelling talents of Hampton Fancher.
Assault on Precinct 13
Aug 24
Film/Video Theater

One of the great cult films of the 1970s (and a loose remake of Howard Hawks’s Rio Bravo), Assault on Precinct 13 is the harrowing tale of a soon-to-be-closed LA police precinct under siege by a coalition of revenge-seeking gangs.

In Sisters, Margot Kidder...

Whose Streets?
Aug 25–Aug 26
Film/Video Theater
Whose Streets? provides an unflinching and unseen look at the uprisings that happened in Ferguson and St. Louis, Missouri, in the wake of Michael Brown’s death by local police.

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