ST. MATTHEW'S MOVIE GROUP
“The St. Matthew’s Movie Group will be discussing The Farewell, a comedy drama that should provide rich discussion material!
“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 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 scattered family members. ‘It is a heartfelt celebration of both the ways we perform family and the way we live it, masterfully interweaving a gently humorous depiction of the good lie in action with a richly moving story of how family can unite and strengthen us, often in spite of ourselves.’
“It is being shown this week at Cinemark Theater Evanston and, the office believes, next week as well. It may be shown after that.
“We will meet at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, August 14 at The Pub here at Three Crowns, 2323 McDaniel Avenue, Evanston.
Please rsvp to Bob and Diane Teska.
August 14, 2019
The Pub at Three Crowns