Big Fish (United States, 2003, 125 min)
Working in collaboration with the UNC Rosenberry Writers’ Conference, the International Film Series is proud to present Tim Burton’s Big Fish
in anticipation of the author Daniel Wallace’s visit and presentation at the conference. Based on Wallace’s novel, Big Fish
follows Will Bloom (Billy Crudup) as he revisits his dying father’s memories and myths. With experiences ranging from the strange to bizarre, Will slowly sorts through his father’s exaggerations to find the truth at the core of his famous stories. With an outstanding cast and Burton’s quirky vision, Big Fish
mesmerizes audiences with sheep, swamps, witches, fields of flowers, and a son’s revelation, making this an excellent film about the discovery of family and identity.