Film

Opening Night: The Farewell

 
NY PREMIERE
 
Wed, Jun 12, 2019
  • 7PM
  • 7:10PM
  • 7:20PM
  • 7:30PM
 
 
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RUN TIME: 98min
GENERAL ADMISSION: Film: $30, Film + Party: $50
MEMBERS: Film: $25, Film + Party: $45
+  Introduction by filmmaker Lulu Wang and Awkwafina
 
 
 
 
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Part of Film series BAMcinemaFest 2019
Directed by Lulu Wang | 2019

With Awkwafina, Tzi Ma, Diana Lin

Based, we are informed, “on an actual lie,” Lulu Wang’s wonderfully warm, bittersweet look at the intricacies of family dynamics features a bravura breakout performance from Awkwafina as a writer living in New York who travels back to her hometown in China for a wedding celebration. The lie? The wedding is really just a pretext for family members to say goodbye to their beloved grandmother who, as everyone but the old woman herself knows, has been diagnosed with terminal cancer. What plays out is a by turns gently humorous and achingly tender reflection on home, heritage, and the ways in which family bonds can stretch across cultures, distance, and generations.

The opening night screening of The Farewell will take place across all four theaters at the BAM Rose Cinemas. Filmmaker Lulu Wang and Awkwafina will introduce each screening.

Purchase a film + party ticket and join us in the BAM Fisher after the screening to celebrate the 11th annual BAMcinemaFest with the cast and crew of The Farewell.

 
Members get $5 off BAMcinemaFest screenings
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Tickets are no longer available for online purchase, but a limited number of tickets may be available to the standby line before the screening. Follow BAM Film on Facebook and  Twitter for updates.

 
 
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