IU CINEMA: Big

  • September 22, 2019
  • IU Cinema
  • 1213 E. 7th Street, Bloomington, IN 47405
  • 812-856-CINE
  • 4:00 PM to 5:44 PM
  • Free, but ticketed

2019–2020 Audience Choice Film

Twelve-year-old Josh Baskin (David Moscow) is embarrassed in front of his crush, Cynthia Benson, when a carnival worker declares him too short to ride the Super Loops ride. Dejected, he shares his greatest wish—to be big—with Zoltar, a mechanical fortune teller. By the next morning, he finds that he’s been miraculously and awkwardly transformed into a 30-year-old version of himself (Tom Hanks). The only person who believes what has happened is his best friend, Billy (Jaren Rushton). Together, they navigate how to live in the world of adults—which to them include unlimited free soda, pinball machines, and indoor skateboarding—until they can track down Zoltar to reverse the spell.

PG | 1988 | 2K DCP
Comedy, Drama
Directed by Penny Marshall
Free, but ticketed


Running the Screen: Directed by Women is a month-long film screening, public conversation, and masterclass series celebrating and affirming the pioneering contributions of women to the art of filmmaking. IU Cinema has dedicated its entire September 2019 programming line-up to films directed by women in celebration of September as Woman Director Awareness Month.

IU CINEMA: Big