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Watch The Big Sick for FREE with ShortList Film Club

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Gary Ogden

Do you like comedies? YES. Do you like comedies about Pakistan-born aspiring comedians called Kumail who connect with grad students called Emily? YES. Do you like comedies about one-­night stands that blossom into the real thing, complicating the life that is expected of Kumail by his traditional Muslim parents? YES. Do you like comedies about mystery illnesses forcing people called Kumail to navigate medical crises with their girlfriend’s parents who they’ve never met while dealing with the emotional tug‐of-­war between their family and their heart? YES YES YES.

That is what happens in The Big Sick, directed by Michael Showalter (Wet Hot American Summer) and starring Kumail Nanjiani (Hot Tub Time Machine 2) and Zoe Kazan (Ruby Sparks), and you can watch it for free with the Shortlist Film Club.

Here are the the all-important deets:

Date: 18th July

Venues: Vue Birmingham, Leeds Light, London Islington and Piccadilly

To get tickets click here or head to and enter the code 688153.

The Big Sick is in UK cinemas on 28 July.


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Gary Ogden

Shortlist writer and "the least woke person in the office", Gary Ogden, likes horror movies, Cheestrings, tapping his leg under the desk, "having a drink", hiding from responsibility, screaming into the mirror whenever he is alone, and assorted other things. Mainly the screaming thing though. @garyblogden

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