The Santa Maria Public Library will show the 2017 movie “The Big Sick” (rated R for language), 3 p.m. Monday, Jan. 13, in the library’s Shepard Hall, 421 S. McClelland St. The event is free and no tickets are required.

In the film, Pakistan-born comedian Kumail Nanjiani and grad student Emily Gardner fall in love but struggle as their cultures clash. When Emily contracts a mysterious illness, Kumail is forced to face Emily’s feisty parents, his family’s expectations, and his true feelings.

Seating is limited and offered on a first-come, first-served basis. Freshly popped popcorn will also be offered free of charge.
The library’s hours are 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 1-5 p.m. Sunday, starting Jan. 5. Direct questions to the library’s information desk, 805-925-0994 ext. 8562.

— Mark van de Kamp for city of Santa Maria.