The Farewell

Playing at Pickford Film Center

98 minutes, USA, In English and Mandarin w/ English subtitles, Comedy, Drama
Rated PG: (for thematic material, brief language and some smoking)

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Open Caption Wednesday screenings: August 21 at 1:15 PM, and August 28 at 8:30 PM.

In this funny, uplifting tale based on an actual lie, Chinese-born, U.S.-raised Billi (Awkwafina) 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: a chance to rediscover the country she left as a child, her grandmother’s wondrous spirit, and the ties that keep on binding even when so much goes unspoken.

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Wednesday, August 21st

1:15pm 3:20pm 8:30pm

Thursday, August 22nd

1:15pm 3:20pm

Friday, August 23rd

1:15pm 3:20pm 6:00pm 8:30pm

Saturday, August 24th

3:20pm 6:00pm 8:30pm

Sunday, August 25th

3:20pm 6:00pm 8:30pm

Monday, August 26th

2:20pm 6:00pm 8:30pm

Tuesday, August 27th

3:20pm 6:00pm

Wednesday, August 28th

3:20pm 6:00pm 8:30pm

Thursday, August 29th

3:20pm 6:00pm 8:30pm