RBFS Read A Movie series presents ''The Swimmer"

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RBFS Read A Movie series presents ''The Swimmer"

Time: May 11, 2016 from 4pm to 6pm
Location: Cinema Art Theater
Street: 17701 Dartmouth Drive, #2
City/Town: Lewes
Event Type: film
Latest Activity: Apr 30, 2016

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The Rehoboth Beach Film Society, the Rehoboth Beach Public Library, and the Lewes Public Library invite film and/or literary enthusiasts to a screening of THE SWIMMER at 4:00 pm on Wednesday, May 11, Cinema Art Theater, 17701 Dartmouth Drive in Dartmouth Plaza (behind the Lewes Wawa). Based on the 1964 short story of the same name by American writer John Cheever, THE SWIMMER is an epic drama starring Burt Lancaster, Janice Rule and Janet Landgard.

One day while at a pool party with friends, upper-class suburbanite Ned Merrill realizes there is a series of swimming pools that form a “river” to his house. He decides to journey the eight miles home by swimming across every pool in town. As the cocky Ned swims through each location, insights into his character and personal relationships are revealed by the outdoor guests he meets. A final encounter with an old flame leaves him shaken and devastated. Film4.com says THE SWIMMER is, “A mannerist, moody and wonderfully strange allegory of the squandered American Dream. Like a plunge into the deep end, it stings and refreshes.”  [1968, USA, Runtime: 95 minutes, Not Rated]

This screening is part of the monthly “Read a Movie” series in which members read a little-known short story in advance of the screening, then gather to share their thoughts about how well—or not so well—the story was expanded to the big screen.

The popular “Read a Movie” series takes place on the second Wednesday of each month (Sept – May). To sign up, and receive the stories in advance, email Denise Hoban at outreach@rehobothfilm.com. Admission is $3 for Rehoboth Beach Film Society members (current membership card must be presented), and $5 for future members. Tickets will be sold at the door on a first-come, first-served basis. On the evening of the screening attendees can receive 15% off Crooked Hammock regular priced dinner entrees.

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