The Rehoboth Beach Film Society, the Rehoboth Beach Public Library and the Lewes Public Library invite film enthusiasts to critique literary and cinematic storytelling. Every month Read a Movie participants will read in advance a little-known short story that provided the basis for a very well-known film. Then, on the second Wednesday of every month, beginning at 4:00 pm, participants will meet to screen the film and share thoughts about how well—or not so well—the story was expanded to the big screen.

 

 

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THE SWIMMER

Wednesday, May 11 at 4:00 pm
Location: Cinema Art Theater, 17701 Dartmouth Drive, #2, (behind Wawa), Lewes, (map).
Admission: $3 for members and $5 for non-members. Admission will be sold at the door only on a first-come, first-served basis. 

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]

 

Read a Movie attendees can continue after-film discussions at The Crooked Hammock and enjoy a 15% discount on food.