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"The Flagship Film Podcast"

Kumail Nanjiani's Top 5 Influential Movies / The Big Sick

Kumail Nanjiani may be a familiar face to fans of HBO’s "Silicon Valley" or "Portlandia," but the very funny and surprisingly moving THE BIG SICK should make him a familiar face to many more. The film - co-written with Nanjiani's wife Emily V. Gordon - tells the story of their unusual courtship, which, along with family tensions and cultural differences, also included a life-threatening illness that struck Gordon while the two were dating. 

Nanjiani talks about the art of co-writing a screenplay with your spouse (spoiler: it helps to have Judd Apatow mentor you), the most difficult scene he's ever had to shoot and shares his Top 5 Influential Movies. Plus, he and Adam chat about their college days - that they nearly spent together - and answers the Filmspotting Five.