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08/20/2020 — Summer Virtual Movie Club, The Farewell

Since we can’t go to the movies with friends, let’s watch some great movies and talk about them with friends!

Summer Virtual Movie Club presents:

Women Filmmakers: Celebrating Pioneers and their Pupils
Jennifer Gauthier
Professor of Media and Culture

Thursday, August 20, 2020
7 p.m. EDT
Online via Zoom (Download Zoom)

Jennifer Gauthier has curated a mini festival featuring films made by women from all over the world. All are available streaming from various providers. Watch the films on your own, and then tune in to the Zoom discussion to share your thoughts. Tune in for the whole series, or tune in for one film, the discussions promise to be lively and thought-provoking.

This week’s selection…

The Farewell

(Lulu Wang, 2019) 1 hr. 40 mins. [Netflix, Amazon Prime]

In this funny, uplifting tale based on an actual lie, Chinese-born, U.S.-raised Billi (Awkwafina) reluctantly returns to Changchun to find that, although the whole family knows their beloved matriarch, Nai-Nai, has been given mere weeks to live, everyone has decided not to tell Nai Nai herself.  Based on the filmmaker’s personal story, the film was well-regarded by audiences and critics alike. Another look at cultural hybridity through a woman director’s eyes.

Don’t forget the popcorn!

Register here for connection information:

Contact the Office of Alumnae and Alumni Relations, alumoffice@randolphcollege.edu, 434.947.8102, with questions or for more information.

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