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Saturday, October 19, 2019 at 7:00pm to 8:38pm
Willard Straight Theatre
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