The movie, “The Big Sick,” will be presented at 2 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 15 at the Michigan City Public Library, 100 E. Fourth St., Michigan City, through a collaboration between the Purdue University Northwest Odyssey Arts and Cultural Events Series and the Michigan City Public Library. The screening is free and open to the public.
“The Big Sick” is based on the real-life courtship between a Pakistani comic, Kumail Nanjiani, and an American graduate student named Emily Gordon, whom he meets at one of his stand-up shows. They fall in love but struggle as their cultures clash. When Emily contracts a serious illness and falls into a coma, Kumail must face her parents, his family’s expectations, and his deep feelings for Emily.
The film was directed by Michael Showalter and is rated R.
Odyssey Arts and Cultural Events Series
The PNW Odyssey Arts and Cultural Events Series features events throughout the year. For more information about this film screening or the Odyssey series contact Judy Jacobi, assistant vice chancellor of University Art Collections & Special Programs, at 219-785-5593.
Purdue University Northwest
Purdue University Northwest (PNW), a comprehensive university within the Purdue University system, has two Northwest Indiana campuses with over 12,000 students enrolled and more than 70 undergraduate and graduate areas of study.