Please join us for our next Maryland Film Series Screening
(Dir. Doug Sandler, 2005)
Wednesday, November 2nd, 2016
Taliaferro Hall, Room 2118
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.