The Bigger Picture film club – ‘The Big Sick’ (2017) at the Ivy House on 26 July 2018
Posted by: The Bigger Picture
16 July, 2018 15:22
The Bigger Picture film club will be showing ‘The Big Sick’ (2017) at 8pm on Thursday, 26 July 2018, at the Ivy House.
Written by its (loosely-based) real life protagonists (Emily V. Gordon and Kumail Nanjiani) and starring one of them (Kumail Nanjiani), this tells of a fledgling Pakistani stand-up in America who has a relationship with a white woman (Zoe Kazan plays Emily), who he meets through an audience heckle in Chicago. He does not tell his immigrant Muslim family, who wish him to have an arranged marriage. When he admits to Emily these pressures (and that he cannot see a permanent relationship evolving), she leaves him. However, she then falls very seriously ill (the Big Sick of the title), and Kumail finds himself working with (and frequently against) her parents (the excellent Holly Hunter and Ray Romano) to support her as her conditions worsens.
Director: Michael Showalter
Running time: 120 minutes.
We say: It’s a ‘Rom Com’ which is really romantic and really funny. Which so many actually aren’t.
Film at 8pm.
Tickets £7 from WeGotTickets: https://www.wegottickets.com/event/426309
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THE IVY HOUSE
40 Stuart Road
London SE15 3BE