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In this funny, uplifting tale based on an actual lie, Chinese-American Billi (Awkwafina) reluctantly returns to Changchun, China as her family’s beloved matriarch Nai-Nai has been given mere weeks to live. Keeping Nai-Nai in the dark, the family gathers to honor her under the guise of an impromptu wedding, uniting scattered family members. As Billi navigates a minefield of family expectations, she finds there’s a lot to celebrate: a chance to rediscover the country she left as a child, her grandmother’s wondrous spirit, and the ties that keep on binding even when so much goes unspoken. Director Lulu Wang depicts both the way we perform family and the way we live it, weaving a richly moving story about how to forestall a family crisis with a practical lie.
Dir. Lulu Wang | USA | 2019 | 98 min. | PG | DCP
In English and Mandarin with English subtitles
$9/Students, Military, & Adult Matinee
$8.50/Seniors & Children
Contact: (615) 383-9140
2102 Belcourt Avenue, Nashville, TN 37212
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