A film by Frank Perry
Starring Burt Lancaster, Janet Landgard, Janice Rule
Middle-aged businessman Ned Merrill (Burt Lancaster in one of his most complex performances) appears to be enjoying a spontaneous adventure, swimming from pool to pool among the well-tended estates of his affluent Connecticut neighborhood. But as Ned encounters each of his neighbors, we see from their reactions that Ned’s on an entirely different kind of journey – that he is balanced on the edge of some mysterious psychosis that we can’t fully understand until the film’s final, devastating image. A compelling portrait of loss, refracted memories, and deep-rooted emotional denial, a fascinating adaptation of John Cheever’s celebrated short story. New restoration!
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- 95 mins
Past Screenings (since April 2nd, 2009)
- Sunday, Sep 15, 2013
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