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Cinematheque . Film Schedule . THE SWIMMER

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New Digital Restoration! Cleveland revival premiere!


United States | 1968 | Frank Perry

THE SWIMMER film still

Burt Lancaster, wearing only swim trunks, stars is this strange, surreal, 1960s cult classic based on a John Cheever short story. He plays a wealthy advertising man attending a pool party in his upscale, suburban Connecticut neighborhood who decides to return to his own house by swimming through his neighbors’ many backyard pools. Each dip refreshes and revives dormant memories from his past. “[Lancaster’s] finest performance.” -Roger Ebert. “Largely loony but oddly compulsive.” –Time Out. Cleveland revival premiere. DCP. 94 min.

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Saturday 10/5
Sunday 10/6
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at the Cleveland Institute of Art
11610 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44106

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General Admission: $10
Member: $7 (includes CIA and CSU I.D. holders)
Age 25 & under: $7 (proof of age required)
Additional film on the same day: $7 (or the member price for that film)

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