Cornell University

The Farewell

Thursday, October 17, 2019 at 9:35pm to 11:13pm

More dates through October 19, 2019

Willard Straight Theatre
Central Campus

Chinese-born, U.S. raised Billi (Awkwafina) returns home to Changchunwith other family members to bid farewell to their beloved matriarch, Nai Nai, who doesn't know she has a terminal illness, in this funny, autobiographical tale. In order to keep Nai Nai in the dark, the family concocts a made-up wedding to explain why the entire family has arrived in Changchun. The tender tale of deception also offered a way for director Lulu Wang, who was six when she left China for the U.S., to articulate the nuances of her experience as an immigrant, and portray how food is a way to connect with a place that was once home.In English and Mandarin.FoodImmigrantwebsite: a24films.com/films/the-farewell

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Event Type

Film

Departments

Cornell Cinema, Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies, Cornell China Center, Johnson Museum of Art, Global Cornell, Migrations, East Asia Program

Tags

film, movie, cinema, tfdcin, Movies, cascal, perfhum

Website

http://cinema.cornell.edu/farewell

Cost

All Access Pass: $0 or Tickets: $7/students, $5.50/grads, $7.50/seniors, $9.50/general

Group
Cornell Cinema
Contact E-Mail

taa39@cornell.edu

Contact Name

Teresa Alvis

Contact Phone

607-255-3522

Open To

Public

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