FAR OUT! Presents:
Burt Lancaster in:
THE SWIMMER (1969)
Tue 28th September - doors at 5:30 - show at 6:30
On a sunny day in an affluent suburb, a man drops by a pool party being held by old friends. They offer him a cocktail while nursing hangovers from the night before. As they share stories, he realizes there is a series of backyard swimming pools making it possible for him to "swim his way home". He dives into the pool, emerging at the other end and beginning his journey. His behavior perplexes his friends, who apparently know worrisome things about his recent past which he seems to have forgotten. Based on a short story of the same name originally published in the New Yorker magazine.
Starring none other than BURT LANCASTER, (shirtless the entire film).
"Although literal in style, the film has the shape of an open-ended hallucination."
- Vincent Canby, New York Times: