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The Big Sick (4:00 PM, 6:45 PM, 9:30 PM)
Ticket Price: $7
Times: 4:00 PM, 6:45 PM, 9:30 PM
R | 2h | 2017
Director: Michael Showalter
Written by: Emily V. Gordon, Kumail Nanjiani
Cinematography: Brian Burgoyne
Music by: Michael Andrews
Editing: Robert Nassau
Starring: Kumail Nanjiani, Zoe Kazan, Holly Hunter, Ray Romano
Audience Award – SXSW Film Festival
Audience Award – Nantucket Film Festival
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 (HELLO MY NAME IS DORIS) and producer by Judd Apatow (TRAINWRECK, THIS IS 40) and Barry Mendel (TRAINWRECK, THE ROYAL TENENBAUMS).
“The Big Sick revitalizes the often moribund romantic comedy subgenre with a true story of love, death and the everyday comedy of being a 21st century American.” – Manohla Dargis, NYTimes