Please join us for Dharma Rain’s monthly Sangha Movie to view Big Fish.
Big Fish is a 2003 American fantasy comedy-drama film based on the 1998 novel of the same name by Daniel Wallace. Edward Bloom (Albert Finney), a former traveling salesman in the Southern United States with a gift for storytelling, is now confined to his deathbed. Will (Billy Crudup), his estranged son, attempts to mend their relationship as Bloom relates tall tales of his eventful life as a young adult (portrayed by Ewan McGregor in the flashback scenes).
The film’s theme of reconciliation between a dying father and his son had
special significance for director Tim Burton, as his father had died in 2000 and his mother in 2002, a month before he signed on to direct. Big Fish was shot on location in Alabama in a series of fairy tale vignettes evoking the tone of a Southern Gothic fantasy.
The film received award nominations in multiple film categories, including four Golden Globe Award nominations, an Oscar and a Grammy Award nomination for Danny Elfman’s original score.
Join us for the movie, the popcorn, and the great dharma discussion afterwards. The event is free, and dessert potluck contributions are appreciated.