The Farewell
Tuesday February 18, 2020  7:30pm - 9:10pm (1 Hour 40 Minutes)
Movie Wheelchair Accessible

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(902) 532-7704

Doors Open at 6:45pm

A KING'S FILM SOCIETY PRESENTATION

Golden Globe winner for Best Performance by an Actress
in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy

Directed by Lulu Wang
Principal Cast: Awkwafina, Tzi Ma, Diana Lin

Lulu Wang’s The Farewell is an inter generational family drama that is at once celebratory, heart-wrenching, and life-affirming. The film, which is based on true events, follows a young Chinese American woman named Billi (Awkwafina, Crazy Rich Asians) as she travels back to China to visit her dying grandmother.

Billi’s family has decided to spare their beloved matriarch the news of her terminal diagnosis so as not to darken what time she has left. In order for everyone to have a chance to say goodbye without tipping her off that the end is near, they orchestrate an elaborate excuse to reunite in the form of a fake wedding. Though cultures clash and family conflict ensues, the story is told with warmth and charm.

Awkwafina is dazzling as the quick-witted and empathetic Billi; she is supported by a remarkable cast that includes Tzi Ma (Meditation Park, Arrival) as her father and Diana Lin (Australia Day) as her mother. Little by little, we realize that this story is not only about Billi saying goodbye to her grandmother, but also about her reconnecting with a country and extended family that she left behind at a young age.

“By the time The Farewell hands us its final gift - well, I wished I had a grandma to call. It’s a film that pulls off a quiet miracle: it breaks your heart, and leaves you happy.” - The Seattle Times

USA, 2019
English, Mandarin w/ English subtitles
98 minutes

Doors open 45 minutes before showtime. General admission seating, tickets at the door.

Thank you to our community partners Kew Home, Bailey House B&B, Bridgetown Watch & Clock Repair, and Oakhaven Bike Barn/Joy Elliott Landscape Architectural Design.

$11 Adult
$8 Youth, aged under 18 years
$10 with Film Buff card
All prices include HST

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209 St George Street
Annapolis Royal, Nova Scotia

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