THE FAREWELL

Showings

Ped Mall -Scene 1 Fri, Aug 9 12:30 PM
Ped Mall -Scene 1 Fri, Aug 9 3:00 PM
Ped Mall -Scene 1 Fri, Aug 9 5:30 PM
Ped Mall -Scene 1 Fri, Aug 9 8:00 PM
Ped Mall -The Screening Room Sat, Aug 10 11:30 AM
Ped Mall -The Screening Room Sat, Aug 10 2:00 PM
Ped Mall -The Screening Room Sat, Aug 10 4:30 PM
Ped Mall -The Screening Room Sat, Aug 10 7:00 PM
Ped Mall -The Screening Room Sat, Aug 10 9:30 PM
Ped Mall -Scene 1 Sun, Aug 11 11:30 AM
Ped Mall -Scene 1 Sun, Aug 11 5:00 PM
Ped Mall -Scene 1 Sun, Aug 11 7:30 PM
Ped Mall -The Screening Room Mon, Aug 12 3:00 PM
Ped Mall -The Screening Room Mon, Aug 12 5:30 PM
Ped Mall -The Screening Room Mon, Aug 12 8:00 PM
Ped Mall -Scene 1 Tue, Aug 13 12:00 PM
Ped Mall -Scene 1 Tue, Aug 13 2:30 PM
Ped Mall -Scene 1 Tue, Aug 13 7:30 PM
Ped Mall -Scene 1 Wed, Aug 14 2:00 PM
Ped Mall -Scene 1 Wed, Aug 14 5:00 PM
Ped Mall -Scene 1 Wed, Aug 14 7:30 PM
Ped Mall -The Screening Room Thu, Aug 15 12:00 PM
Ped Mall -The Screening Room Thu, Aug 15 2:30 PM
Ped Mall -The Screening Room Thu, Aug 15 5:00 PM
Ped Mall -The Screening Room Thu, Aug 15 7:30 PM
Ped Mall -Scene 1 Fri, Aug 16 12:30 PM
Ped Mall -Scene 1 Fri, Aug 16 3:00 PM
Ped Mall -Scene 1 Fri, Aug 16 5:30 PM
Ped Mall -Scene 1 Fri, Aug 16 8:00 PM
Ped Mall -Scene 1 Sat, Aug 17 11:00 AM
Ped Mall -Scene 1 Sat, Aug 17 1:30 PM
Ped Mall -Scene 1 Sat, Aug 17 4:00 PM
Ped Mall -Scene 1 Sat, Aug 17 6:30 PM
Presented with open captions
Ped Mall -Scene 1 Sat, Aug 17 9:00 PM
Ped Mall -Scene 1 Sun, Aug 18 10:30 AM
Ped Mall -Scene 1 Sun, Aug 18 1:00 PM
Ped Mall -Scene 1 Sun, Aug 18 3:30 PM
Ped Mall -Scene 1 Sun, Aug 18 6:00 PM
Ped Mall -The Screening Room Sun, Aug 18 9:00 PM
Ped Mall -Scene 1 Mon, Aug 19 3:30 PM
Ped Mall -Scene 1 Mon, Aug 19 6:00 PM
Ped Mall -Scene 1 Mon, Aug 19 8:30 PM
Ped Mall -Scene 1 Tue, Aug 20 3:30 PM
Ped Mall -Scene 1 Tue, Aug 20 6:00 PM
Ped Mall -Scene 1 Tue, Aug 20 8:30 PM
Ped Mall -Scene 1 Wed, Aug 21 2:00 PM
Ped Mall -Scene 1 Wed, Aug 21 5:00 PM
Ped Mall -Scene 1 Wed, Aug 21 7:30 PM
Ped Mall -Scene 1 Thu, Aug 22 3:30 PM
Ped Mall -The Screening Room Thu, Aug 22 5:30 PM
Ped Mall -Scene 1 Thu, Aug 22 8:30 PM
Ped Mall -The Screening Room Fri, Aug 23 12:00 PM
Ped Mall -The Screening Room Fri, Aug 23 2:30 PM
Ped Mall -The Screening Room Fri, Aug 23 7:15 PM
Ped Mall -The Screening Room Sat, Aug 24 11:30 AM
Ped Mall -The Screening Room Sat, Aug 24 4:30 PM
Ped Mall -The Screening Room Sun, Aug 25 11:30 AM
Ped Mall -The Screening Room Sun, Aug 25 2:00 PM
Ped Mall -The Screening Room Mon, Aug 26 3:00 PM
Ped Mall -The Screening Room Mon, Aug 26 5:30 PM
Ped Mall -The Screening Room Tue, Aug 27 3:00 PM
Ped Mall -The Screening Room Wed, Aug 28 5:30 PM
Ped Mall -The Screening Room Thu, Aug 29 5:30 PM
Series Info
Series:New Release Films
Film Info
Rating:PG
Runtime:98 minutes
Director:Lulu Wang
Year Released:2019
Production Country:USA
Language:English
Mandarin

Description

Join The Iowa City Senior Center and United Action For Youth for a special intergenerational screening of The Farewell on Wednesday, August 14 at 2pm!

An open captioned screening of The Farewell will be presented Saturday, August 17 at 6:30pm.

"An incredibly satisfying meal of a film." - Emily Yoshida, Vulture

"A gentle delight." - David Rooney, Hollywood Reporter

"A career-defining role for Awkwafina." - Carlos Aguilar, the Wrap

"Appropriate for ages 11+." - Common Sense Media 


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.

With The Farewell, writer/director Lulu Wang has created a heartfelt celebration of both the way we perform family and the way we live it, masterfully interweaving a gently humorous depiction of the good lie in action with a richly moving story of how family can unite and strengthen us, often in spite of ourselves.

 

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