The Genius of Marian by Banker White and Anna Fitch (US, 2013, 84 min.).This moving personal narrative paints an intimate family portrait that explores the heartbreak of Alzheimer’s disease, the power of art, and the meaning of family. The Genius of Marian follows Pam White in the early stages of Alzheimer’s as her son, the filmmaker, documents her struggle to hang on to a sense of self. “It’s remarkable film, not only for the obvious affection with which it was made, but as art” (Indiewire).
Discussion with director follows January 22 screening.