Viewing and Discussion: The Farewell

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  •  November 15, 2019
     7:00 pm CST - 10:00 pm CST

Presenter:  Sheri Reda

This touching comedy-drama tells the story of a young Chinese-American professional woman who learns that her beloved grandmother has a terminal illness and then has to face the family conflicts that ensue. Some family members believe it would be better for their grandmother not to know about her condition. To maintain this secret, yet still celebrate and be with their grandmother, the family plans to hold a “wedding” that will bring the family together. Cultural differences arise and family values are examined. The film is written and directed by Lulu Wang. It stars Awkwafina, Tzi Ma, Diana Lin, Zhao Shuzhen, Lu Hong, and Jiang Yongbo.

About the Presenter
Sheri Reda is a writer, editor, and performer whose three Master’s degrees—in Modern Letters, Religions and the Arts, and Information Sciences—support her voracious appetite for creative endeavor. Sheri is also a certified Master Life-Cycle Celebrant whose personalized weddings, memorials, and other ceremonies have been rated among the best in the United States. Her commissioned work includes the recently published Life-Cycle Celebrations: Ceremonies for Your Whole Life. Her stories have energized programs at live-lit venues throughout the Chicago area. She also serves on the Board of the Jung Center.


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