Summer Film Series | Big Fish


Summer Film Series | Big Fish

Thursday, July 11, 2024 @ 8:00 pm


Blair-Joline Courtyard, Mathey College

This year’s selection of outdoor film screenings features three films notable for their intimate representations of familial relationships, inspired by the exhibition “Don’t we touch each other just to prove we’re still here?”: Photography and Touch, on view at Art on Hulfish through August 4. Arrive by 8 p.m. and bring a blanket or chair—we’ll provide the popcorn!  

Screenings begin at sunset. 

Big Fish (2003) 

125 minutes, PG-13; Directed by Tim Burton 

When Edward Bloom (Albert Finney) becomes ill, his son, William (Billy Crudup), travels to be with him. William has a strained relationship with Edward because his father has always told exaggerated stories about his life, and William thinks he's never really told the truth. Even on his deathbed, Edward recounts fantastical anecdotes. When William, who is a journalist, starts to investigate his father's tales, he begins to understand the man and his penchant for storytelling. 

Rain date: Wednesday, July 17, Blair Joline Courtyard 

LATE THURSDAYS! This event is part of the Museum’s Late Thursdays programming, made possible in part by Heather and Paul G. Haaga Jr., Class of 1970. 

The words big fish look like trees with a shadow of a person walking between big and fish
Big Fish film poster