Spalding Gray's Swimming to Cambodia is a 1987 Jonathan Demme-directed
performance film. The film is a performance of Spalding Gray's
monologue which centered around such themes as his trip to Southeast
Asia to create the role of the U.S. Ambassador's aide in The Killing Fields, the Cold War, Cambodia, Year Zero and his search for his "perfect moment".
Swimming to Cambodia was originally a theatre piece on which Gray spent
two years working. The original running time of the performance was four
hours long and took place over two nights.
Swimming to Cambodia won Gray an Obie award.
In 2001, Gray took Swimming to Cambodia back to the stage in Los
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