The Big Sick

Aug 7 - 10 Woodstock









7:30 7:30 7:30 7:30

Academy Award Nominee: Best Original Screenplay
The real-life courtship of Kumail Nanjiani and Emily Gordon is the basis for this dramedy that stars Kumail, Zoe Kazan, Holly Hunter, Ray Romano.

THE BIG SICK tells the story of Pakistan-born aspiring comedian Kumail (Nanjiani) who connects with Emily (Zoe Kazan), a grad student who becomes a big fan while watching his standup performance. They get together for what they thought would be just a one-night stand but it quickly blossoms into way more. This 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 (Holly Hunter and Ray Romano), who he’s never met, while dealing with the emotional tug-of-war between his own family and his heart. In English and Urdu with subtitles. 

(USA / 2017 / Directed by Michael Showalter)
R / 119 mins.