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Screening of "The Farewell" + Conversation About Community, Family & Generational Expectations

Date: Wednesday, January 29, 2020, 6 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Location: Alonso Family Room of the MCC in the Ohio Union

Cost: Free

Title: Screening of "The Farewell"  + Conversation About Community, Family & Generational Expectations

Date and Time: January 29, 2020, 6-9 p.m.

Location: Alonso Family Room of the Multicultural Center

Description: 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.

Join us for this free screening and conversation afterwards. Everyone is welcome.



If you require an accommodation such as live captioning or interpretation to participate in this event, please contact Elizabeth Dang or Angie Wellman at or . Requests made one week in advance of the event will generally allow us to provide seamless access, but the university will make every effort to meet requests made after this date.

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Elizabeth Dang or Angie Wellman
Student Life Multicultural Center