Tackling the subject of Alzheimer's in the form a personal documentary, Banker White's The Genius of Marian examines the disease's impact on two family members: the director's mother, Pam, currently finding her own facilities diminishing, and her mother Marian, an accomplished artist who died from the disease. White documents his mother's attempt to remember and save the memories of his grandmother in compelling intimate footage.
About the Film:
The Genius of Marian follows Pam in the early stages of Alzheimer's disease. Her son, the filmmaker works with her as she attempts to write a book that tributes her mother, the artist Marian Steele. As Pam's family comes together to support her, they must prepare for the new reality that Alzheimer's brings. The film is a powerful work of art with many visual textures, interweaving observational film with super 8 family movies, Marian's paintings and old photographs.The Genius of Marian is both an intimate look at a much feared illness and a loving portrait of the meaning of family.
MVP Health Care is a sponsor of this film