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Albany FilmFest Presents: The Big Sick (2017)

  • Albany Library 1247 Marin Avenue Albany, CA, 94706 United States (map)

WHEN: Tuesday, September 26, 7pm

WHERE: Albany Library, Edith Stone Room, 1247 Marin Avenue, Albany CA


"Funny, heartfelt, and intelligent." -- Rotten Tomatoes, 98% Fresh

Join us for free popcorn and "a rom-com of the heart and the brain" (Peter Howell, Toronto Star). Written by and based on the cross-cultural romance of Pakistani-born comedian Kumail Nanjiani and his wife, Emily Gardner, this is a film you will want to see again.

When Emily contracts a mysterious illness, Kumail finds himself forced to face her feisty parents, his family's expectations, and his true feelings. Michael Phillips writes in the Chicago Tribune), "It's a romantic comedy with surprising depth of feeling, glancing on all sorts of things: race, religion, tolerance, understanding, [and] the competitive peculiarity of stand-up comedy." 

Directed by Michael Showalter and starring Kumail Nanjiani, Zoe Kaza, Holly Hunter, and Ray Romano. (2 hours, rated R for language) 

Co-presentation of Albany FilmFest, Albany Library, and Friends of the Albany Library, and Albany Parks and Recreation. This film is rated PG-13.