Video interview – Kumail Nanjiani brings THE BIG SICK to life, and food to Alamo Drafthouse

Video interview – Kumail Nanjiani brings THE BIG SICK to life, and food to Alamo Drafthouse

THE BIG SICK is now playing in select theaters, and expanding to more in the weeks to come. I had a chance to sit down with the film’s star and subject of its autobiographical story, rising comedian Kumail Nanjiani (SILICON VALLEY), and we talked a bit about the film and the personal aspect of it. But we also did this interview at the Downtown Dallas edition of the Alamo Drafthouse (aka Alamo Cedars), since Kumail is actually working directly with chef Brad Sorenson to bring authentic dishes from Pakistan to their menu for the entire month of July. See pics below. This food is SO good, and I can only imagine how much fun it will be to experience it while watching the movie, as Pakistani food plays a big role in the movie itself. Check out the interview below – my apologies for it cutting off early, the camera battery died rather unexpectedly, but we close to the end so you’re seeing to bulk of conversation… all you’re missing is us drooling over how good this food is.

I tried several of the dishes, and I can tell you the Potato Stuffed Naan (brush it with the herb chutney) is really, really good – that’s what I’m holding in the video. The Biryani is quite good, and the Seekh Kebab (which Kumail calls a “Pakistani Hot Dog”) is pretty safe for just about any appetite. Seriously, it’s ALL good. These menu specials are available at Alamo Drafthouse locations nationwide for moviegoers to order when the see the film.

Check out some photos of the food available at Alamo Drafthouse to compliment your moviegoing experience:

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THE BIG SICK opens in limited release on June 23, expanding wide July 14, 2017

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Born and raised in Dallas, Mark has been a movie critic since 1994, with reviews featured in print, radio and National TV. In 2001 he started the Entertainment section of the Herorealm website, where he contributed film reviews and celebrity interviews until 2004. After three years of service there, he started, which has become one of the Dallas film community's leading information websites. Bigfanboy hosts several movie screenings in the Texas area, and works closely with film and TV studios and promotional partners to host exciting events and contests. The site also features a variety of rare celebrity and filmmaker interviews, and regularly covers the film festival circuit as well. In addition to Hollywood reporting, Mark has worked for many years as an advertising and sci-fi/comic book artist. Clients have included Lucasfilm Ltd., Topps Trading Cards, The Dallas Mavericks and The Dallas Stars. From 2002 until 2015 he managed the Dallas Comic Con, Sci-Fi Expo and Fan Days events in the DFW area. He currently catalogs rare comic books and movie memorabilia for Heritage Auctions, and runs the Dallas Comic Show conventions, but remains an avid moviegoer and cinema buff.