Aero Theatre
1328 Montana Avenue,
Santa Monica, CA 90403 Map
Fri, Jan 3, 2020
7:30pm

GOLDEN GLOBE FOREIGN-LANGUAGE NOMINEES SERIES 2020
In Person Guests!
THE FAREWELL
Presented by the American Cinematheque and the Hollywood Foreign Press Association
Discussion following with director Lulu Wang, actress Zhao Shuzen (Nai Nai) and producers Dani Melia and Andrew Miano.
THE FAREWELL
2019, A24, 100 min, USA, Dir: Lulu Wang

In this funny, uplifting tale based on an actual lie, Chinese-born, U.S.-raised Billi (Awkwafina) reluctantly returns to Changchun when she learns that her beloved grandmother, Nai Nai (Zhao Shuzhen), has been given mere weeks to live. While Billi’s family knows this, they have 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.


With English subtitles. | Special Ticket Prices: $15 General, $13 Cinematheque Members. No vouchers. | Screening format: DCP
Aero Theatre • Fri, Jan 3, 2020 • 7:30pm

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