Film Screening: The Farewell

A Series Exploring Representation and Heritage in Cinema
Thu, May 28, 2020 / 7:00-9:00PM

In celebration of Asian Pacific American month, the Annenberg Space for Photography presents The Farewell, a film that sheds light on the complex dynamics within an immigrant Chinese American family. Based on a “true lie,” this comedic drama tells the multigenerational, cross-cultural tale of a Chinese artist, portrayed by Awkwafina – photographed by Hollywood Calling’s Ethan James Green for Vanity Fair’s 2020 Hollywood Issue – who returns to northern China to say goodbye to her ailing grandmother. Director Lulu Wang, a Beijing native, uses her film to explore the ongoing stress of life as an immigrant child, and the true meaning of filial duties. Nominated for Best Foreign Feature at this year’s Golden Globes, Awkwafina was the surprise winner for Best Performance by an Actress.

For the duration of Vanity Fair: Hollywood Calling, the Photo Space will showcase some of the greatest films by the directors and actors included in the exhibition, that also coincide with Black History Month (February), Women’s History Month (March), National Humor Month (April), Asian Pacific American Month (May), Pride (June), and a fun, Hollywood summer blockbuster for July.


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In this arresting and iconic exhibition – curated by Vanity Fair’s creative development editor David Friend, and the magazine’s former director of photography Susan White – Vanity Fair: Hollywood Calling features photographic portraiture and multimedia installations that capture the magic and glamour of the film and television industry’s major players from the last four decades.

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Annenberg Space for Photography

2000 Avenue of the Stars
Los Angeles, CA 90067

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Registration opens April 28, 2020


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