Firefly Dreams (2001)
The Coming of Age Film Festival is back at MOPA for its 6th year. All festival screenings are held at MOPA at 6:00 pm on every Friday of May and are offered free of charge. Covering topics relating to continued growth, relationships, stereotypes and intergenerational issues, the festival provides an inclusive representation of aging and advocates a value system that honors both the individual and the process of aging. Firefly Dreams (2001) Ichiban utsukushî natsu (original title) 1h 45min | Drama | (Japan) Written and directed by John Williams This Japanese film tells the story of a troubled teenager sent to the country for the summer where she is asked to care for an aging neighbor with Alzheimer’s disease. The friendship that develops highlights the importance of taking people as they are now—for both of them. Seeing the person behind the disease and that everyone has a story and a lesson to teach. Film introductions and Q+A moderation by Mario D Garrett PhD, Professor of Gerontology Professor of Gerontology School of Social Work at San Diego State University For screenings visit http://mopa.org/events
- When: Friday, May 25, 2018, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.