Join Emmy-nominated actress, writer, producer, and director Illeana Douglas for a look back at her career and a chat about her new book Connecticut in the Movies – featuring a 1968 classic starring Burt Lancaster – The Swimmer.
The Swimmer. 1968. 95 m. dir. Frank Perry. Sony Pictures Releasing. Rated PG.
Filmed in Westport, Connecticut and based on the story by John Cheever, Frank Perry’s The Swimmer follows Ned (Burt Lancaster) as he embarks on a mission to swim through each swimming pool in his neighborhood. Driven by the idea that he can swim through his neighbors’ pools back to his house, Ned wades through his own midlife crisis and the neighborhood’s gossip.
Presented on 35mm
Copies of Illeana’s new book will be available for purchase courtesy of The Village Bookstore – THE PERFECT PRESENT FOR THE HOLIDAYS!