THE BIG SICK

| 2017 | 119 mins. | | ,
Directed by Michael Showalter



$12 General Admission, $9 Member
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Directed by Michael Showalter

Starring Kumail Nanjiani, Zoe Kazan, Ray Romano

Based on the real-life courtship between Kumail Nanjiani and Emily V. Gordon, THE BIG SICK tells the story of Pakistan-born aspiring comedian Kumail (Nanjiani), who connects with grad student Emily (Kazan) after one of his standup sets. However, what they thought would be just a one-night stand blossoms into the real thing, which complicates the life that is expected of Kumail by his traditional Muslim parents. When Emily is beset with a mystery illness, it forces Kumail to navigate the medical crisis with her parents, Beth and Terry (Holly Hunter and Ray Romano) who he’s never met, while dealing with the emotional tug-of-war between his family and his heart. THE BIG SICK is directed by Michael Showalter and produced by Judd Apatow and Barry Mendel.

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"Nanjiani and Showalter imbue the film with so much more character-based truth than we usually see from the genre. It's the best romantic comedy in years." -Brian Tallerico, RogerEbert.com

"Infused with honesty and authenticity, Michael Showalter's crowd-pleaser is an instantly winning heart-stealer and a superbly well-timed story of culture clash that resolves into a lovely tale of mutual understanding and acceptance." -Tomris Laffly, New York Magazine/Vulture

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