THE BIG SICK
Aug 25 - 31, 5:30 & 8:00
Part hilarious romantic comedy, part heart-breaking culture clash, and entirely disarming and intelligent, this story of unexpected love is based on the true story of the courtship of star and screenwriter Kumail Nanjiani (TVs Silicon Valley) and his wife Emily Gordon (played by Zoe Kazan) and directed by Michael Showalter (Hello, My Name is Doris). Kumail is a first generation Pakistani and aspiring comic whose one-night stand with Emily turns into more, but eventually he is unable to commit to a relationship with a white woman because of fear of being shunned by his traditional Muslim family and they break up. Then she falls mysteriously ill and he is charged with telling her parents (Ray Romano and Holly Hunter) and over some days these three work together to navigate her medical crisis.