"The suburbs: signs of lifes, but no proofs..."
THIS MAY- We're taking a cinematic journey to the spaces in between. Join us as we look beyond the freshly mowed lawns and white picket fences for a deeper study of life in the glossy hinterlands. The Paradise Presents: SOMEWHERE IN SUBURBIA- eight stories that prove the signs of life in static settings.
WHEN YOU TALK ABOUT “THE SWIMMER” WILL YOU TALK ABOUT YOURSELF? We end our series in 1968 with a scathing and stylized critique of suburban culture. Starring Burt Lancaster in his finest screen performance, The Paradise Presents: Frank Perry's THE SWIMMER.
THE SWIMMER takes place in an affluent Connecticut suburb and, for Ned Merrill (Academy Award® Winner, Burt Lancaster, Best Actor Elmer Gantry 1960) it is where he confronts all of his dreams... and deceptions. According to Judith Crist of the "The Today Show", "Burt Lancaster gives the best performance of his career" as Ned the troubled suburbanite who one summer morning decides to "swim" home via the pools of his wealthy friends. Along the way he encounters several women from his past: a tempestuous teenage girl (Janet Landgard), teetering at the edge of adolescence and womanhood; his embittered ex-mistress (Janice Rule); and the sensual wife of an old friend (Kim Hunter). Ned's journey is one of embarrassments, humiliation and steamy passion. He passes from one scenario to another until he arrives home to an empty house... and to a startling self-revelation
(Courtesy of Sony Pictures)
Monday May 29th, 8 PM/7:30 PM Doors
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