Castro Theatre Wed, Oct 9, 2019 4:00 PM
Castro Theatre Wed, Oct 9, 2019 6:00 PM
Castro Theatre Wed, Oct 9, 2019 8:00 PM


An ebullient tale that both celebrates and gently satirizes Chinese cultural traditions, [writer/director Lulu Wang’s] The Farewell is impossible to resist for many reasons. Chief among them is the irrepressible Awkwafina (a breakthrough in Crazy Rich Asians, 2018), a broke Asian-American artist off to China to join her family to say goodbye to her dying grandmother. Except no one is willing to tell grandma she is sick—and to complete the ruse they force her male cousin to get married to a bewildered Japanese woman to explain why this zany family is getting back together at all. –SFFILM (2019, in English and Mandarin with English subtitles, 98 min, DCP ‘Scope)