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Last updated: Mon 4 Dec 2017

Film Night: The Big Sick

Somerset Moviola and the Nunney Village Hall Committee present The Big Sick, on Friday 12 January at Nunney Village Hall.

The Big Sick

The Big Sick is a 2017 American romantic comedy film directed by Michael Showalter and written by Emily V. Gordon and Kumail Nanjiani. It stars Nanjiani, Zoe Kazan, Holly Hunter, Ray Romano, Adeel Akhtar and Anupam Kher.

Based on the real-life courtship between Kumail Nanjiani and Emily V. Gordon, The Big Sick tells the story of Pakistan-born aspiring comedian Kumail (Kumail Nanjiani), who connects with grad student Emily (Zoe Kazan) 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, Beth and Terry (Holly Hunter and Ray Romano) who he’s never met, while dealing with the emotional tug-of-war between his family and his heart.

It became one of the most acclaimed films of 2017 and was chosen by both the National Board of Review and American Film Institute as one of the top 10 films of the year. With a budget of $5 million, it grossed over $55 million worldwide, becoming one of the highest-grossing independent films of 2017.

The Big Sick has a 15 rating. Films classified 15 contain material that is not generally suitable for children aged under 15. No one younger than 15 may see a 15 film in a cinema.

The Big Sick is shown at Nunney Village Hall on Friday 12 January at 7.30pm. Door open at 7.00pm. Seats cannot be reserved, so please come early.

Tickets cost £5.00 in advance at the SPAR shop in Nunney or £6.00 on the door. A licensed bar and ice creams will be available.

The bar opens at 7pm. The film programme begins at 7.30pm.

Contact information
Roger Hutchings
Somerset Moviola
Telephone 01373 836 049
Web www.moviola.org

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