Algoma International Films presents – “The Farewell”

    October 10, 2019 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
    Galaxy Cinemas
    293 Bay St
    Sault Ste. Marie, ON P6A 1X3
    Algoma International Films

    Algoma International Films presents – “The Farewell”

    Thursday, Oct. 10, 2019, at 7 pm, Galaxy Cinemas, Sault Ste. Marie, ON. Tickets go on sale at 6:00 pm at the AIF table in front of the cinema. Tickets; $10 General Admission, Subscriber $20 (then $6 every film after), BEST DEAL Membership $80 (12 films for the price of 8). For more information visit us at or Facebook/AIFSSM

    ON Director: Lulu Wang
    USA 2019
    English/Mandarin; 98 minutes
    Rating: PG for thematic material, brief language, and some smoking

    Billi (Awkwafina), who moved to America when she was young, travels back to China to visit her dying grandmother (Shuzhen Zhao). Billi’s family doesn’t want to darken the final days of their matriarch so they don’t tell her of her terminal diagnosis, instead organizing a false wedding so that everyone can come to say their goodbyes. Awkwafina is dazzling as empathetic Billi, supported by a remarkable cast that includes Tzi Ma as her father and Diana Lin as her mother. Based on true events, The Farewell is an intergenerational family drama that is at once celebratory, heart-wrenching, and life-affirming.
    A funny, emotionally intricate, and deeply moving tale of severed connections and renewed family ties. Joe Morgenstern, Wall Street Journal
    This smart film deftly mixes comedy and tragedy and manages to be heartfelt without being cloying or sentimental. Adam Graham, Detroit News
    The Farewell delivers powerful emotional blows, and we ache for Billi and what she’s going through – in large part because Awkwafina’s performance is so raw and authentic and in the moment. Richard Roeper, Chicago Sun-Times


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