dir Kitty McNamee
Star crossed lovers torn apart by racial divides and the call to war rendezvous for what will be their final dance.
words from the filmmaker
I was inspired to create The Farewell by Agnes de Mille’s work as an artist and activist.
In "The Farewell" star-crossed lovers Raymond and Stephanie are torn apart by racial divides and the call to war. As in 1963, the US is in a massive state of upheaval and division. In ‘63 free love was cracking open
the hidebound systems of American life, we were ‘liberated.’ As we approach the possibility of a deeper
liberation, the common thread between then and now is choice.
Agnes de Mille once described herself as a young child as “impossible... And at the same time I was the mysterious child, powerful and beautiful. I was the possible lover. When I stood in the woods alone...I was capable of passion.” I choose to view this new era through a hearty, whole and healthy lens. We will, as Agnes did, stand in the woods alone.
why we love this film
Modern day Romeo & Juliet vibes, with strong ballet choreography and mesmerizing dancers.
Director of Photography
Debussy’s Valse “La plus que lente”
Nathan Kim Costume
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