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The Farewell

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

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:

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


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

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