Feature Film: The Big Sick

movie stillBased 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 (Zoe 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.

"I fell hard for both Ms. Kazan and Mr. Nanjiani and The Big Sick, which tells a great story with waves of deep feeling and questions of identity and makes the whole thing feel like a breeze."--The New York Times, Manohla Dargis

Directed by Michael Showalter. Starring Adeel Akhtar, Aidy Bryant, Anupam Kher, Bo Burnham, Holly Hunter, Kumail Nanjiani, Kurt Braunohler, Ray Romano, Zenobia Shroff, and Zoe Kazan. Theatrically released in 2017. 120 Minutes; Rated R.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library.

Date:
Thursday Oct 5, 2017
Time:
6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM
Contact:
Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316   
Location:
Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)

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