The Big Sick (15)
Monday 12th February 2018
Doors and bar open 7pm, film starts 8pm
Our February Screen 2 film will be The Big Sick...
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 film is a hoot. It's a hit. It's a smash.' Kevin Maher, The Times
'One of the glories of the film is its ability to find comic details in the most bleak and oppressive situations.' Geoffrey Macnab, The Independant
Tickets cost £4 for adults and £2 for under 18s, and are available online now or in advance from Watts Trading or on the door if not already sold out.
Date: 12 February 2018
Time: Doors and bar open 7pm, film starts 8pm
Director: Michael Showalter
Cast: Kumail Nanjiani, Zoe Kazan, Holly Hunter, Ray Romano