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, who he’s never met, while dealing with the emotional tug-of-war between his family and his heart.
Director(s): Michael Showalter
Year of release: 2017
Screening date: Friday 5 April 2019 8:00 pm