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The Farewell Purchase Tickets

Writer: Lulu Wang | Director: Lulu Wang | Producer: Daniele Melia, Peter Saraf, Marc Turtletaub, Andrew Miano, Chris Weitz, Jane Zheng, Lulu Wang, Anita Gou | Editor: Matt Friedman, Michael Taylor | Composer: Alex Weston | Cinematographer: Anna Franquesa Solano | Cast: Awkwafina, Tzi Mai, Diana Lin, Zhao Shuzhen, Lu Hong, Jiang Yongbo | USA / 2019 / 98 min
About the Film

Struggling writer Billi (Awkwafina of Crazy Rich Asians) was raised in America, but has always remained close to her Nai Nai (Grandma) in China. When Billi learns that Nai Nai has only a few months to live, she heads back to China with her family to say goodbye. But because her dysfunctional relatives have decided not to reveal Nai Nai's prognosis to the elderly woman, they concoct a “good lie,” throwing together a family wedding as an excuse for the reunion. Based on an actual lie told by writer/director Lulu Wang's own family, The Farewell is a heartfelt, bittersweet, and funny celebration of cultural traditions and familial bonds.

About the Writer/Director
Lulu Wang is a classical-pianist-turned-filmmaker. Born in Beijing, raised in Miami, and educated in Boston, Wang is a recipient of the 2014 Chaz and Roger Ebert Directing Fellowship, awarded at the Film Independent Spirit Awards. She’s also a 2014 Film Independent Project Involve Directing fellow and a 2017 fellow with Sundance Institute’s FilmTwo Initiative, a program supporting second-time feature filmmakers. Her first feature, Posthumous, was released by The Orchard.

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Film Information

Section Special Presentation
Type Narrative

Screening Information

Ticket Price $35.00
Date 06/21, 4:15PM
Venue Dreamland Main
Address 17 South Water Street
Date 06/22, 2:15PM
Venue Dreamland Main
Address 17 South Water Street