Sep. 29, 2017
Fall Film Festival: THE BIG SICK
The PROXY+HERE FOR NOW Fall Film Festival presents five free Friday night movies outdoors at the PROXY Walk-in Theater.
THE BIG SICK
Directed by Michael Showalter, 2017 [R]
Friday, September 29th 7:30pm
PROXY Walk-in Theater
“The year’s most likably unlikely romcom.”
Based on the real-life courtship between Kumail Nanjiani and Emily V. Gordon—the screenplay’s co-authors—The Big Sick tells the story of Pakistan-born aspiring comedian Kumail (played by Nanjiani), who connects with grad student Emily (Zoe Kazan) after one of his standup sets. What they thought would be just a one-night stand blossoms into the real thing, complicating the life Kumail’s traditional Muslim parents have planned for him. When Emily is beset with a mystery illness, Kumail must navigate the medical crisis with her parents, Beth and Terry (Holly Hunter and Ray Romano), while dealing with the emotional tug-of-war between his family and his heart.