April 24, 2009

Special Festival Closing Night at the Paley Center in Beverly Hills: A Swingtown Celebration

Apr 24, 2009
7:00 PM PT
Los Angeles

Swingtown’s premise—a conventional married couple drawn into the sexually profligate lifestyle of their new neighbors in the sybaritic seventies—promised high camp and low-down thrills, but creator Mike Kelley instead delivered an affecting meditation on family, emotional intimacy, social upheaval—and, yes, sex—in the short-lived CBS series. Jack Davenport and Molly Parker played the ambivalent Millers, Grant Show and Lana Parrilla were the thrill-seeking couple down the block, and Josh Hopkins and Miriam Shor played the Thompsons, who came to question their values and assumptions in the wake of the Millers’ explorations. Sweet, sad, and often funny, Swingtown was a great place to visit—if you could get past the sideburns and polyester. 

This event will include a screening and panel followed by an after-party in the Center’s lobby and gallery.

Starting on Wednesday, April 22, the Paley Center in Los Angeles will screen the first twelve episodes of Swingtown in broadcast order leading up the closing festival event with the cast and creative team of the series at the Paley Center. 


Photo—Andrew Macpherson/CBS

Mike Kelley, Creator/Executive Producer
Alan Poul, Director/Executive Producer
Carol Barbee, Executive Producer
Molly Parker, “Susan”
Jack Davenport, “Bruce”
Grant Show, “Tom”
Lana Parrilla, “Trina”
Miriam Shor, “Janet”
Josh Hopkins, “Roger”
Shanna Collins, “Laurie”

More Paley Events Calendar

Wednesday, March 13, 2024 – Sunday, May 19, 2024

BEHIND THE MASK! Spotlighting the Show and the Costumes That Captivated America

PFLA24 Blast 8Events THUMB
Stars in Person at the DOLBY THEATRE
Tickets on Sale Now!
April 12—21, 2024
6801 Hollywood Boulevard, Hollywood, California, 90028

PaleyFest 2024

Paley24 Upcoming Apr2 CARD 8
Saturday, April 27, 2024
12:00 to 6:00 pm
The Paley Museum, 25 W 52 Street, NYC

Paley Celebrates Barbie