Add this Event to Calendar 01/22/2020 12:00 PM 01/22/2020 02:30 PM REELS Film Series

The Farewell

Awkwafina, Tzi Ma, Gil Perez-Abraham
Lionsgate; Directed by Lulu Wang; Rated PG; 98 minutes; 2019

Chinese-born, U.S.-raised Billi 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.

Central Library, McChesney Room