Families with Children from China New England

Bright Lights Film series: Screening 'The Farewell' with panel discussion

  • 15 Oct 2019
  • 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
  • Bright Family Screening Room, The Paramount Center - Emerson College 559 Washington St, Boston, Massachusetts 02111

In this funny, uplifting tale based on an actual lie, Chinese-born, U.S.-raised Billi reluctantly returns to Changchun to find that, although the whole family knows their beloved matriarch, Nai-Nai, has been given mere weeks to live, everyone has decided not to tell Nai Nai herself. To assure her happiness, they gather under the joyful guise of an expedited wedding, uniting family members scattered among new homes abroad. As Billi navigates a minefield of family expectations and properties, she finds there’s a lot to celebrate: a chance to rediscover the country she left as a child, her grandmother’s wondrous spirit, and the ties that keep on binding even when so much goes unspoken.

Discussion led by Susan Chinsen director of the Boston Asian American Film Festival and Tufts Andreas Klein, MD Associate Professor of Medicine, Associate Chief, Division of Hematology/Oncology and Director, Hematologic Malignancies

Program to follow.

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