OCFS will host a special screening and Q&A to honor THE BIG SICK with Best Original Screenplay.
OCFS will present box-office hit “The Big Sick” with the honor of Best Original Screenplay. Screenwriters and real-life couple Emily V. Gordon and Kumail Nanjiani will be in attendance to accept the award and partake in a Q&A at this invite-only screening, moderated by Variety editor, Jenelle Riley.
Thursday, December 7th
Regency Lido Theater
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 (Nanjiani), who connects with grad student Emily (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 (Hunter and Romano) who he’s never met, while dealing with the emotional tug-of-war between his family and his heart. THE BIG SICK is directed by Michael Showalter (Hello My Name Is Doris), written by Emily V. Gordon & Kumail Nanjiani, and produced by Judd Apatow (Trainwreck, This Is 40) and Barry Mendel (Trainwreck, The Royal Tenenbaums).
Watch the trailer:
Awards: Nominated – Best First Screenplay, Spirit Awards
Runtime: 1 hour 59 minutes
Director: Michael Showalter
Writers: Emily V. Gordon & Kumail Nanjiani
Producers: Judd Apatow, p.g.a., Barry Mendel p.g.a.
Starring: Kumail Nanjiani, Zoe Kazan, Holly Hunter, Ray Romano, Anupam Kher
RSVPs for this event will be available on 11/28