THE GENIUS OF MARIAN

A CIFF 10 x 10 Film Event

THE GENIUS OF MARIAN is a visually rich, emotionally complex story about one family’s struggle to come to terms with the changes Alzheimer’s disease brings. After Pam White is diagnosed at age 61 with early onset Alzheimer’s, life begins to change, slowly but irrevocably, for Pam and everyone around her. Pam’s husband grapples with his changing role from primary partner to primary caregiver. Her adult children find ways to show their love and support while mourning the slow loss of their mother.

As she loses the ability to write, Pam’s eldest son, Banker, begins to record their conversations, allowing her to share memories of childhood and of her own mother, the renowned painter Marian Williams Steele who died of Alzheimer’s in 2001. The Genius of Marian paints a powerful contemporary portrait of the impact of Alzheimer’s disease, the power of art and the meaning of family.

USA | 2013 | NR | 85 min

Directed by Banker White, Anna Fitch

Join us for a post-screening Q&A with the filmmaker and other participants.

 
Harrell Award for Best Documentary, CIFF 2013
Part of CIFF's Aging in Maine Screening Tour

Trailer

Show Dates & Times:

6/18/14 - Wednesday

7:00 pm,
Admission: 

$8.50/Adults, $7.50/Students, Seniors

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