Huronia Museum Film Series: The Farewell

Location: Cineplex Midland
Date: Wednesday, 16 Oct 2019
Time: 4:30PM and 7:30PM
The Huronia Museum is a Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) Official Film Circuit Centre, which brings the best of Canadian and International film to small communities across the country, including Midland. Last year’s lineup featured films like the Academy Award-Winner and Golden Globe Award-Winner If Beale Street Could Talk, and Golden Globe Nominated Beautiful Boy. All proceeds return to the Museum, to continue to offer excellent programming for years to come.

Ticket Information

$10 per person or $54 for a 6-pack
Available at the Huronia Museum with cash credit or debit until 3PM on the date of the film.
Available at the theatre immediately before the film, if they are still available, CASH OR CHEQUES ONLY

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 16, 2019 @ 4:30 & 7:30 – THE FAREWELL
Director: Lulu Wang
Cast:  Awkwafina, Tzi Ma, Diana Lin
Runtime: 98 minutes
Language: English, Mandarin w/EST

Based on true events, the film follows a young Chinese American woman named Billi as she travels back to China to visit her dying grandmother. Billi’s family has decided to spare their beloved matriarch the news of her terminal diagnosis so as not to darken what time she has left. In order for everyone to have a chance to say goodbye without tipping her off that the end is near, they orchestrate an elaborate excuse to reunite in the form of a fake wedding. Though cultures clash and family conflict ensues, the story is told with universally relatable warmth and charm.

Little by little, we realize that this story is not only about Billi saying goodbye to her grandmother, but also about her reconnecting with a country and extended family that she left behind at a young age. The Farewell is truly remarkable. It will make you laugh out loud, cry both sad and happy tears, and contemplate the meaning of home.