Hull Independent Cinema presents: THE BIG SICK
Michael Showalter | 2017 | USA | Cert 15 | 119 mins
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Kumail, a stand-up comic of Pakistani heritage, falls in love with a white woman as his parents are trying to arrange his marriage to a partner they consider suitable in this romantic comedy.
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, 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 is beset with a mystery illness, it forces Kumail to navigate the medical crisis with her parents, Beth and Terry who he’s never met, while dealing with the emotional tug-of-war between his family and his heart.
Sundance Film Festival Official Selection
Seattle International Film Festival Opening Film
“Not just the funniest romcom in ages, it’s one of 2017’s best films.” – Peter Travers, Rolling Stone
“Infused with honesty and authenticity, Michael Showalter’s crowd-pleaser is an instantly winning heart-stealer and a superbly well-timed story of culture clash that resolves into a lovely tale of mutual understanding and acceptance.” – Tomris Laffly, Vulture
THE BIG SICK is rated 15. Visit the BBFC website for full details (may include plot spoilers).
Hull Truck Theatre Cafe is open all day, so why not come along early to grab a drink and a snack? Doors to the screening room usually open around ten minutes before the performance starts.
7:00pm: Programme starts
9:10pm: Programme ends
The programme run time includes an allowance for introductions and trailers. This may vary and in some cases the film will begin immediately after a short introduction. While we will endeavour to accommodate latecomers, this may not always be possible. Please note that we reserve the right to refuse entry, without a refund, to anyone arriving after the advertised programme start time.