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Sink or Swim (Le Grand Bain)| Chicago Screening

Films on the Green Chicago, Outdoor Film Series

Sink or Swim © LevelFILM

Osterman Beach Park
Grove adjacent to Osterman/Hollywood Beach
5800 North LakeShore Drive
Chicago, 60660

Saturday, June 22, 2024 | 8:30 pm (Sunset)


Saturday, June 22 | Osterman Beach Park

Sink or Swim (Le Grand Bain)
Directed by Gilles Lellouche 
With Mathieu Amalric, Guillaume Canet, Benoît Poelvoorde, Virginie Efira, Leïla Bekhti, Marina Foïs, and Philippe Katerine
2018, Comedy-Drama, 2h01, France-Belgium 

In their local swimming pool, Bertrand, Marcus, Simon, and their comrades—men in their forties teetering on the brink of mid-life crises—gather under the somewhat stern guidance of Delphine, a former swimming champion. Together, they embark on an unconventional journey: mastering synchronized swimming, a discipline predominantly associated with women. Despite facing skepticism and ridicule from their peers, this audacious challenge becomes a beacon of purpose in their lives. 

Film in French, English, Sinhala, and Norwegian, with English subtitles. 
Free and open to the public. Bring your own chair or blanket and join us at dusk! 


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