Please join us for a discussion of the film The Farewell (2019), Rated PG. Written and directed by Lulu Wang, in this funny, uplifting tale based on an actual lie, Chinese-born, U.S.-raised Billi (Awkwafina) 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.
The discussion will be held live online using Zoom. Once you have registered, check your email the day of the program for a link to join the meeting.
You will need to watch the film before the Zoom discussion.
You will need a participating library card to access this film online:
If you are using Kanopy for the first time, you can see a video tutorial here: https://my.nicheacademy.com/northbrook/course/3129 or call us at 847-272-2830 for help getting started.
If you cannot view online, the DVD is widely available throughout the library consortium.