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Maryland Film Series: A Screening of "Swimmers"

2118 Taliaferro Hall
Wednesday, November 2, 2016 - 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Please join us for a screening and discussion of the award-winning film, "Swimmers," directed by Doug Sadler and released in theaters in 2005. This is the third showing in the Miller Center's Fall 2016 Maryland Film Series.
 

Wednesday, November 2nd

3:00pm-5:00pm

2118 Taliaferro Hall

 
Swimmers (2005) focuses on the working-class family of an 11-year-old girl in a small Maryland town. The daily routine follows a rhythm as steady as the rise and fall of the tides until the girl’s sudden need for a prohibitively expensive ear operation throws her family into crisis. Her father’s occupation as an Eastern Shore crab fisherman suggests a uniquely Maryland setting. But as with the other films in this series, a uniquely Maryland setting becomes a universal one, as this family struggles to cope with unexpected medical expenses beyond their control, in a small town that stands in for small towns fallen on difficult economic times throughout the United States at the turn of the twenty-first century.
 
 

Pizza and soda will be served. In order to help us estimate attendance, RSVP at millercenter@umd.edu or call at 301-405-4299