Best known for his role in TV’s ‘Silicon Valley’, Pakistani-American actor and comedian Kumail Nanjiani has now co-written and stars in ‘The Big Sick’, a tender, personal and very funny five-star comedy movie which was a big hit at January’s Sundance Film Festival in the US.
‘The Big Sick’ tells how the early days of Nanjiani’s real-life relationship with his now-wife Emily (played by Zoe Kazan in the film, while Nanjiani plays himself) were affected by her sudden mysterious illness and his conflicted relationship with his parents and background. It’s a brilliantly honest and affecting film: entertaining and truthful.
Starting at 6.15pm at the West End’s exclusive Ham Yard Hotel, the evening will begin with a drinks reception. Then at 7pm, Nanjiani will himself give an extended introduction to the film which is bound to reflect why he is a star of the US stand-up scene (so expect jokes). After the film, Nanjiani will be back on stage for a Q&A about the film when he will explain how ‘The Big Sick’ sticks closely to his own life and to his marriage to the film’s co-writer, Emily V Gordon.
This is a rare opportunity to hear directly from one of America’s rising stars about how he turned his own life into one of the year’s most celebrated movies.
Thanks to Studiocanal UK for partnering on this exciting event.
‘The Big Sick’ opens in UK cinemas on Friday July 28.