Running time 1h 40m | Directed by Lulu Wang | USA | Comedy, drama

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Friday, August 23
7:15 | 9:15 p.m.

Saturday, August 24
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Sunday, August 25
5:00 | 7:15

Monday, August 26
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Tuesday, August 27
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Wednesday, August 28
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Thursday, August 29
7:15 | 9:15

Friday, August 16
5:00 | 7:00 | 9:00 p.m.

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Monday, August 19
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Tuesday, August 20
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Wednesday, August 21
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Thursday, August 22
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PG

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. (c) A24

Lulu Wang’s new movie is a heartbreaking and mischievously funny meditation on immigrant identity…full of lovingly sketched complex characters and delicately layered interpersonal dynamics. But it’s equally powerful as a travelogue about visiting one’s birth country — a place that, in this case, is simultaneously primally familiar and jarringly foreign….in one scene, I guffawed in the midst of wracking sobs.
Inkoo Kang | Slate | Full review

This smart film deftly mixes comedy and tragedy, and manages to be heartfelt without being cloying or sentimental.
Adam Graham | Detroit News | Full review

It’s a film that pulls off a quiet miracle: it breaks your heart, and leaves you happy.
Moira MacDonald | Seattle Times | Full review