The Farewell

The Farewell

Thursday, October 3; Friday, October 4; Saturday, October 5 @ 7:00 pm

In this funny, uplifting tale based on an actual lie, Chinese-born, U.S.-raised Billi (Awkwafina) reluctantly returns to Changchun to find that, although the whole family knows their beloved matriarch, Nai-Nai, has been given mere weeks to live, everyone has decided not to tell Nai Nai herself. To assure her happiness, they gather under the joyful guise of an expedited wedding, uniting family members scattered among new homes abroad. As Billi navigates a minefield of family expectations and proprieties, she finds there’s a lot to celebrate: a chance to rediscover the country she left as a child, her grandmother’s wondrous spirit, and the ties that keep on binding even when so much goes unspoken.

“ONE OF THE MOST GENUINELY MOVING FILMS I’VE EVER SEEN AT SUNDANCE”

- David Fear, Rolling Stone

“MIRACULOUS! A MAJOR ARRIVAL FOR DIRECTOR LULU WANG”

- Emily Yoshida, New York

“POIGNANT AND FUNNY”

- Kyle Buchanan, The New York Times

Directed by Lulu Wang
Written by Lulu Wang
Starring Awkwafina, Tzi Ma, Diana Lin

Runtime: 1h 40min
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Language: English and Mandarin (with English subtitles)

Rated: PG: coarse language