The Big Sick
Thursday, June 21 @ 10pm
An Awkward True Story—
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 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 contracts a mysterious illness, Kumail finds himself forced to face her feisty parents, his family’s expectations, and his true feelings.
This film will be presented with closed captioning.
(R, 120 min, 2017)
The Ann Arbor Film Festival short, The Unwoods by Alyssa Sherwood, will be shown prior to the feature presentation.