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CSREC Movie Night: "The Farewell"

  • Friday, October 23, 2020
  • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

The Center for the Study of Race, Ethnicity, and Culture presents a virtual discussion on the movie "The Farewell". Movie viewing will be done independently, the discussion will be presented via Zoom.   

Disucssion will be conducted by Jessica Chan MSW, Lenore Pomerance MSW, and Zixuan Wang PsyD. 

This is a free event

The movie can be found on:

Amazon (Free with Prime Video) https://www.amazon.com/gp/video/detail/B07V4TH3M5/ref=atv_dp_share_cu_r

Itunes https://itunes.apple.com/us/movie/the-farewell/id1470700878

The Farewell is a comedy-drama about a Chinese American family who returns to China after the family matriarch is diagnosed with terminal cancer. The family’s return is under the

guise of a nephew’s wedding because Chinese tradition is for the family to bear the impending loss, not the patient, so no one tells the matriarch. Balancing joy and tragedy, the movie explores grieving for a family member and loss of home country and cultural identity. Through Billi, the young adult Chinese American daughter, The Farewell allows the viewer to join in contrasting Eastern and Western values without judgment.

The film was based on writer and director Lulu Wang’s own experiences. It was nominated for a Golden Globe award for Best Foreign Language Film, with Awkwafina winning for Best Actress-Musical or Comedy.


To register, please contact Bill Wears, wowears@wspdc.org


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