The Big Sick

Director: Michael Showalter.
Starring: Kumail Nanjiani, Zoe Kazan, Holly Hunter, Ray Romano, Anupam Kher. USA 2017. 119 mins.


Based on the true story of the film’s writers (and real-life couple), Emily V. Gordon and Kumail Nanjiani, this modern culture clash shows how Pakistan-born Kumail and his American girlfriend, Emily, have to overcome the expectations of his family and their 1,400-year-old traditions. As his parents relentlessly set him up with potential brides for an arranged marriage, Kumail navigates treacherous waters in the worlds of both dating and stand-up comedy.

Produced by Judd Apatow, The Big Sick features a sterling collection of comedy talent in front of and behind the camera, with Michael Showalter directing the hilariously insightful film that shrewdly puts the spotlight on its writer/star Kumail Nanjiani (HBO’s Silicon Valley). A revered comedian, Nanjiani shines in the lead role, bringing his singular voice to center stage. Mining his personal stories for comedy gold, he shares his experiences that are uniquely Pakistani but will resonate for everyone who has ever fallen in love.

“The Big Sick is scoring points on familiar rom-com territory, so when it suddenly morphs into a completely different film — a bracingly sophisticated one — you’ll want to cry with happiness.” - Time Out ★★★★★

General admission screenings

Wed 23rd Aug
13.00
Fri 25th Aug
18.20
Sat 26th Aug
18.20
Sun 27th Aug
17.50
Mon 28th Aug
12.20 17.40
Wed 30th Aug
12.55 18.20
Thu 31st Aug
18.30

Club and Group screenings

Wed 23rd Aug 18.10 Screen 5: Our luxury screening room, with super-comfy seats. An allocation of tickets are always reserved for in-person and telephone bookings. Ask at box office or call 0871 902 5758 (calls cost 13p per minute plus your telephone company’s access charge).
Thu 24th Aug 13.15 Silver Screen: Aged over 60? Join the Silver Screen Club for discounted tickets and a free tea or coffee at these shows. Usual ticket prices apply to non-Members.
Thu 24th Aug 21.05 Screen 5: Our luxury screening room, with super-comfy seats. An allocation of tickets are always reserved for in-person and telephone bookings. Ask at box office or call 0871 902 5758 (calls cost 13p per minute plus your telephone company’s access charge).
Fri 25th Aug 12.55 Silver Screen: Aged over 60? Join the Silver Screen Club for discounted tickets and a free tea or coffee at these shows. Usual ticket prices apply to non-Members.



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