THE BIG SICK – Hull Truck Theatre – September 12

Hull Independent Cinema presents: THE BIG SICK

7pm, 12 September 2017,  Hull Truck Theatre, Ferensway, Hull

Michael Showalter | 2017 | USA | Cert 15 | 119 mins

Programme details

Hull Truck Theatre is open all day, so head along early to enjoy a drink or some food from their cafe-bar. Doors to the screening room open ten minutes before the performance at 7:00PM

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.” – 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.” – Vulture


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