Feature Film Program

Queens Drive-In: The Farewell

Queens native Awkwafina stars in Lulu Wang’s moving and funny hit about a family that withholds a big secret from their sick matriarch.

Wed Sep 16 7:00 PM

The Films

Queens native Awkwafina stars in Lulu Wang’s moving and funny hit about a family that withholds a big secret from their sick matriarch.

The Farewell

Lulu Wang | US | 100

With Awkwafina, Tzi Ma, Diana Lin, Zhao Shuzhen, Lu Hond, Jiang Yongbo. Chinese-born, American-raised Billi (Awkwafina) reluctantly returns to her hometown of Changchun to find that, although her family knows that beloved matriarch Nai Nai has mere weeks to live, everyone has decided not to tell Nai Nai herself, gathering under the joyful guise of an expedited wedding. As Billi navigates a minefield of family expectations and proprieties, she finds much 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 much is left unspoken. Writer-director Lulu Wang’s poignant and hilarious The Farewell was a 2019 art-house hit, striking universal chords while remaining specific to the community and culture it explores.

The Shawl

Sara Kiener | US | 7

After years of long distance, a pair of big and beautiful boyfriends celebrates their reunion at a Stevie Nicks concert, where they share a brush with magic.

Event Details

7:00 PM
Doors Open & Pre-Show Begins
8:00 PM
Films Begins
Part of the Wednesday Night Movies series of free screenings presented by Queens Borough President Sharon Lee.

All Queens Drive-In attendees will need to enter via the 111th Street/49th Avenue entrance to the New York Hall of Science. There will be no access from the Grand Central Parkway. Please take the Long Island Expressway to the 108th Street exit, and take local streets to the entrance for all vehicles on 49th Avenue and 111th Street. Signs and staff members will direct you to the Drive-In upon arrival.

For complete Drive-In FAQs, head here.

Venue

Queens Drive-In at The New York Hall of Science

47-01 111th St, Corona, NY 11368

venue on Google Map

The show presented in partnership with

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