september, 2019

thu12sep7:00 pmthu8:40 pmFeaturedIU Cinema: The FarewellRunning the Screen: Directed by Women7:00 pm - 8:40 pm EST Indiana University Cinema, 1213 E. Seventh StreetCountry:USA

Event Details

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. In English and Mandarin with English subtitles.

PG | 2019 | 2K DCP
Comedy, Drama
Directed by Lulu Wang
$4 IUB students, $7 non-students


Running the Screen: Directed by Women is a month-long film screening, public conversation, and masterclass series celebrating and affirming the pioneering contributions of women to the art of filmmaking. IU Cinema has dedicated its entire September 2019 programming line-up to films directed by women in celebration of September as Woman Director Awareness Month.

Time

(Thursday) 7:00 pm - 8:40 pm EST

Location

Indiana University Cinema

1213 E. Seventh Street

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