The 3rd floor gallery of the California Museum of Photography is closed for the installation of Color Shift from August 12th through August 30th, reopening on August 31st.

The Big Sick


Directed by: Michael Showalter


2017 | USA | 120 minutes | R



Screening

Friday, December 29, 2017, 7pm

Matinee

Saturday, December 30, 2017, 3pm

Screening

Saturday, December 30, 2017, 7pm



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, who connects with grad student Emily 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 who he's never met, while dealing with the emotional tug-of-war between his family and his heart.


"Hilarious and heartbreaking with no clear trajectory, frequently catching viewers off guard, it's a rom-com of both heart and brain about a couple tested by illness and clashing cultures." - Peter Howell, Toronto Star


"It's a movie that not only puts human imperfections and incongruities on display, but also revels in them." - Ann Hornaday, Washington Post