THE FAREWELL

Dir. Lulu Wang | Comedy / Drama | U.S.A. | 2019 | 1 hr. 38 min. | Rated PG

English and Mandarin, with English subtitles

After learning their beloved matriarch has terminal lung cancer, a family opts not to tell her about the diagnosis. Instead, they schedule an impromptu wedding-reunion back in China. Headstrong granddaughter Billi, gloriously portrayed by comedian Awkwafina (Crazy Rich Asians, Ocean’s Eight), returns with her relatives as they awkwardly attempt to rekindle old bonds, throw together a wedding that only grandma is actually looking forward to, and surreptitiously say their goodbyes. With warmth and wit, the excellent ensemble cast invites us to share a clan’s joy as well as its sorrow. A heartfelt celebration of both the way we act, and the way we actually are, like family.

Wednesday, July 3, 2019 - Chilmark Community Center

6:30 p.m. Dinner + Live Music
Jan Buhrman of Kitchen Porch Catering will be serving pulled pork and grilled chicken (or veggie skewers!) with slaw and cornbread. Buy your dinner in advance, with your movie tickets.
Live music will be performed by David Wolff.