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TAP-NY Movie Outing: The Farewell
July 14, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm EDT
Please only reserve a ticket if you can attend. We will email details for ticket pick-up prior to the show. Plan to show up 30 minutes before the movie at 10:30am to pick up your ticket.
Writer/director Lulu Wang’s Sundance Film Festival Grand Jury Prize nominee The Farewell “unearths the universality of complex familial love that defies borders and language barriers” (Time Out). 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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Promote The Farewell’s opening weekend to your networks through social media. Sample posts include:
- “Give @TheFarewell a #GoldOpen”
- “Check out and support @awkwafina and @thumbelulu on their critically acclaimed performance and direction in @TheFarewell!”
- “As tribute to all families, check out and support @awkwafina and @thumbelulu in @TheFarewell!”