The Straight Story + The Swimmer


Double feature: Lots of films concern themselves with the “what” or “when” of action.  “The Straight Story” and “The Swimmer” stand out, and link to each other, by placing their urgency on the “how.” Both center on protagonists who turn routine journeys into quests by dreaming up exquisitely particular, unconventional ways to get from point A to point B.

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