Event

"The Farewell"

Nightlife
Now – Oct 13, 2019

As we enter fall, we start bringing you the Oscar-worthy flicks, and "The Farewell" shows up on many a critic's list.

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. PG-13

Five screenings: fri. Oct. 11, 3 & 7 pm; Sat. Oct. 12, 7 pm; Sun. Oct. 13, 3 & & pm.

Venue

Tybee Post Theater

10 Van Horne Ave
Tybee Island, GA 31328
Admission
$5-8

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