Thursday, September 19, 2019
[partly in Mandarin with subtitles]
Sep 6 - 12, 5:30 & 7:45
This cross-generational and cross-cultural drama features universal emotions combined with specifically Chinese traditions to make a funny and real story. Rapper Awkwafina (Crazy Rich Asians) stars as a Chinese American woman who is struggling with her life when she learns her beloved grandmother has just months to live. Her family decides to keep the old woman’s fate a secret from her to keep her final days happy, and to stage a wedding to bring the family to visit the matriarch one last time. But when her outspoken granddaughter shows up in China unannounced, they worry she is going to ruin the secret. Originally a “This American Life” story, this sharply observed semi-autobiographical story is the second feature from filmmaker Lulu Wang.