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February 15-21, 2019
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Swimming with Men
This wonderfully daft comedy, based on a 2019 documentary about a real-life synchronized male swim team in Sweden, could be thought of as “The Full Monty” in Speedos. A motley crew of middle-aged men form a close friendship unusual for the male species when they decide to compete in a world championship–despite the fact that they will never be mistaken for bodybuilders. The Guardian describes their physiques as “Unselfconscious moobs and guts, sagging thighs and fading tattoos.” Their unfashionable swimming caps and googles make them look more like nerds than athletes. The team is led by the always humorous Rob Brydon as an accountant incapacitated by a midlife crisis and Rupert Graves as a smooth-talking real estate broken looking for some action after a divorce. Although he hadn’t imagined it would happen underwater, joining the team turns out for him as well as his teammates to be more gratifying than any of them could have imaged. UK 2018 (96 minutes).
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Tuesday, February 19, 2019
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Discounts go to members of the San Francisco Film Society, the Fromm Institute, the San Francisco Neighborhood Theater Foundation and people 65 and over.