Freep Film Festival - Wisdom Gone Wild

April 30 2023 | 12:00pm

About this film

In this moving and original reflection on mortality and transformation, Rea Tajiri partners with her mother, Rose Tajiri Noda, to create a film about the final 16 years of Rose’s life as a person living with dementia. Together, they nurture their connection through listening, art and music. Rose performs songs from her youth, providing the soundtrack for time travel, as we witness her evolution across nine decades of living. Delicately weaving between past and present, parenting and being parented, “Wisdom Gone Wild” reflects on the unreliability of memory and the desire to reinvent one’s own life when memories fail us. It is a poignant meditation on the abiding strength of the unique relationship between mothers and daughters. Michigan premiere.

The AAPI film series is produced in collaboration with the American Citizens for Justice and being funded with the generous support of the Ralph C. Wilson Jr. Foundation and the Michigan Asian Pacific American Affairs Commission.