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Men Who Swim

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In the midst of a mid-life crisis, filmmaker Dylan Williams tries to cheer himself up by joining an all-male synchronized swim team. He discovers a dozen other men struggling with the indignities of age and the uncertainty of a life half-lived in this look at an unlikely brotherhood of beer bellies, wet suits, and occasional underwater grace.

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About the Film

About the Film

Learn more about how these men turned a midlife crisis into a second act.

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Park Avenue: Money, Power & the American Dream

Watch this film through November 4, 2019.

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Park Avenue: Money, Power & the American Dream

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Independent Lens

Indian Relay

Watch this film through November 17, 2017.

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Indian Relay

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Independent Lens

Me Facing Life: Cyntoia's Story

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Me Facing Life: Cyntoia's Story

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Independent Lens

"It's Not You, It's the Autism Speaking"

Best and Most Beautiful Things premieres on PBS’s Independent Lens on Monday, January 2, 2

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"It's Not You, It's the Autism Speaking"

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Independent Lens

A Flogger for Christmas

Best and Most Beautiful Things premieres on PBS’s Independent Lens on Monday, January 2, 2

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A Flogger for Christmas

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Independent Lens

Online vs. Offline When You're Blind

Best and Most Beautiful Things premieres on PBS’s Independent Lens on Monday, January 2, 2

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Online vs. Offline When You're Blind

1:58

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Independent Lens

Patels Must Marry Patels

Meet the Patels premieres on PBS’s Independent Lens on Monday, December 26, 2016.

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Patels Must Marry Patels

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Independent Lens

Patel Matrimonial Convention

Meet the Patels premieres on PBS’s Independent Lens on Monday, December 26, 2016.

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Patel Matrimonial Convention

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Independent Lens

The Most Unnecessary Pep Speech

Meet the Patels premieres on PBS’s Independent Lens on Monday, December 26, 2016.

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The Most Unnecessary Pep Speech

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Independent Lens

Best of Enemies - Gore Vidal: Revolutionary or Degenerate?

Best of Enemies premieres on PBS’s Independent Lens on Monday, October 3, 2016.

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Best of Enemies - Gore Vidal: Revolutionary or Degenerate?

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Best of Enemies - "Crypto-Nazi" and Other Insults

Best of Enemies premieres on PBS’s Independent Lens on Monday, October 3, 2016.

Best of Enemies - "Crypto-Nazi" and Other Insults

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Independent Lens

The Witness - Trailer

The Witness premieres on PBS’s Independent Lens on Monday, January 23, 2017.

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The Witness - Trailer

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Independent Lens

What Was Ours - Trailer

What Was Ours premieres on PBS’s Independent Lens on Monday, January 16, 2017.

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What Was Ours - Trailer

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Containment - Trailer

Containment premieres on PBS’s Independent Lens on Monday, January 9, 2017.

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Containment - Trailer

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Independent Lens: Best and Most Beautiful Things - Trailer

Best and Most Beautiful Things premieres on PBS’s Independent Lens on Monday, January 2, 2

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Independent Lens: Best and Most Beautiful Things - Trailer

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