Join us for a free screening of The Swimmer (Rated PG, 95 minutes) in the Kimball Junction Branch auditorium. The film is based on the short story The Swimmer by John Cheever. After the screening, we will have an optional discussion about the short story and the film. The short story can be read here, and it is also contained in the collection titled The Stories of John Cheever that can be checked out at the library, and it is always available on Libby.

Synopsis: Well-off ad man Ned Merrill (Burt Lancaster) is visiting a friend when he notices the abundance of backyard pools that populate their upscale suburb. Ned suddenly decides that he'd like to travel the eight miles back to his own home by simply swimming across every pool in town. Soon, Ned's journey becomes harrowing; at each house, he is somehow confronted with a reminder of his romantic, domestic and economic failures, until a final visit with an old flame (Janice Rule) leaves him devastated.

Upcoming Meetings:

Words on Bathroom Walls - Thursday, May 12 at 6:00 p.m.

Stardust - Thursday, June 9 at 6:00 p.m.


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