LSC Event Descriptions

April 24 & 25, 2004

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Rated PG-13
110 minutes

Big Fish (2003)
April 24, 2004 at 7:00 and 10:00pm in 26-100, and
April 25, 2004 at 10:00pm in 26-100.

Edward Bloom (Albert Finney) has always been a teller of tall-tales about his oversized life as a young man (Ewan McGregor), when his wanderlust led him on an unlikely journey from a small town in Alabama, around the world, and back again. His mythic exploits dart from the delightful to the delirious as he weaves epic tales about giants, a witch and conjoined-twin lounge singers. With his larger-than-life stories, Bloom charms almost everyone he encounters except for his estranged son Will (Billy Crudup). When his mother Sandra (Jessica Lange) tries to reunite them, Will must learn how to separate fact from fiction as he comes to terms with his father's great feats and great failings.

"Director Tim Burton finally hooks the one that got away: a script that challenges and deepens his visionary talent."
      -- Peter Travers, Rolling Stone. Read this review.

Oscar nominations:
Best Original Score (Danny Elfman)

27 minutes

LSC is also proud to present the following short film preceding "Big Fish":
Donald Duck in Mathmagic Land (1959)

While hunting for rabbits, Donald strays through a secret door and wanders into a magical land where the beauty of the laws of mathematics unfold before him. He's greeted by the voice from the Haunted Mansion (narrator). Informing Donald that he's a ghost, the voice takes him on a tour of mathematics. Alice in Wonderland footage, scary monsters, the pentagram (and its true meaning) and ancient Greeks are seen. Donald tries to grab an actress. A professional pool player does trick shots.

(Description from The Big Cartoon DataBase)

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