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  • Actors Burt Lancaster and Janet Landgard wear swimsuits; he caresses her stomach.
  • Actor Burt Lancaster, wearing swim trunks, leans on a wall by the side of a pool, holding a glass of water.
  • Actors Burt Lancaster and Janet Landgard wear swimsuits; he caresses the back of her head.

THE SWIMMER

9:35

Sunday, August 11

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(1968, Frank Perry) Aging hunk Burt’s Sunday odyssey through the pools of tony suburban Connecticut, with confrontations with an old lover, estranged friends, and his own mortality along the way. From the John Cheever short story. DCP. Approx. 95 min.

Reviews

“Has the shape of an open-ended hallucination.”
– Vincent Canby, The New York Times

“A largely loony but oddly compulsive allegory… Totally engrossing, thanks to its very strangeness, and to the superb performances and the vivid location photography.”
– Geoff Andrew, Time Out (London)

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