The Big Sick with Kumail Nanjiani and Emily Gordon
Location la: Redstone Theater
With Kumail Nanjiani, Emily V. Gordon, and Zoe Kazan in person
Dir. Michael Showalter. 2017, 117 mins. DCP courtesy Lionsgate / Amazon Studios. With Kumail Nanjiani, Zoe Kazan, Holly Hunter, Ray Romano. One of the surprise critical and box-office successes of the year, this deeply moving comedy is based on the real-life relationship and culture clash between Pakistani-American comedian Kumail Nanjiani and his future wife, Emily Gordon. When Emily (played by Zoe Kazan) contracts a mysterious illness, Kumail has to force himself to face her feisty parents, temper his family’s expectations, and follow his heart.
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