The Swimmer

1968, 95m, DCP, U.S.

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Screened June 3–5, 2017

Working for big-time producer Sam Spiegel, the Perrys expanded upon John Cheever’s 1964 short story to follow Burt Lancaster on a whimsical, increasingly metaphysical journey home via the backyard swimming pools of suburban Connecticut, interspersed with a series of unnerving encounters with women. With music by Marvin Hamlisch and featuring Janice Rule, Kim Hunter, and Joan Rivers in her acting debut.

A film by Frank Perry