We’re open today from 10 AM—4 PM
In collaboration with Pacific Arts Movement (Pac Arts) and the San Diego Asian Film Festival, join us on Free Third Thursday, February 15 for a film screening of Wisdom Gone Wild by Rea Tajiri.
Wisdom Gone Wild is a vibrant and tender cine-poem. Rea Tajiri collaborates with her Nisei mother as they confront the painful curious reality of wisdom ‘gone wild’ in the shadows of dementia. Made over 16 years, the film blends humor and sadness in an encounter between mother and daughter that blooms into an affectionate portrait of love, care, and a relationship transformed.
Refreshments will be available for purchase from The Kitchen.
Introduction by Kim-Anh Schreiber
Screening of Wisdom Gone Wild
Rea Tajiri is an award-winning interdisciplinary artist and educator who creates installation, documentary and experimental films. Her work situates itself in poetic, non-traditional storytelling forms to encourage dialog and reflection around buried histories. Tajiri is a Sansei who grew up in Rogers Park, Chicago and Van Nuys, California. She earned her BFA and MFA degree from the California Institute of the Arts where she studied post-studio art. Upon graduation, Tajiri began working in video art, two early shorts were included in the Whitney Biennials of 1989 and 1991.
The San Diego Asian Film Festival and Pacific Arts Movement
The San Diego Asian Film Festival is the flagship event of Pacific Arts Movement (Pac Arts), one of the largest media arts organizations in North America that focuses on Asian and Asian American cinema. The festival is dedicated to highlighting the diversity and breadth of Asian Pacific Islander and Asian international images, from impassioned independent voices and provocative documentary subjects to the top hits from the world’s biggest continent, the latest works from the masters of cinema, and the fresh points of view of Asian Pacific Islander American filmmakers.
Top: Still from Wisdom Gone Wild, courtesy of the artist.