The Genius of Marian
Roxie TheatreSat, Nov 23, 2013 12:00 PM Not Available
Fall Season Festival
Fall Season Festival:Cinema by the Bay
Film Info
Year of Prod:2013
Running Time:84
dir:Banker White
Anna Fitch
cam:Banker White
Editor Don Bernier
Musci Tyler Strickland
In this personal ode to familial ties and legacy, Banker White (Sierra Leone’s Refugee All Stars) chronicles his mother Pam’s struggle with progressive dementia, and the result is a moving portrait of memory and loss. When Pam is diagnosed with early onset Alzheimer’s and it becomes too difficult to continue writing a memoir about her artist mother—Marian Williams Steele, who herself suffered from Alzheimer’s—White films her remembrances as a way to keep her working on the project. Working with codirector Anna Fitch, The Genius of Marian is an exploration not only of the devastating effects of illness, but also of two influential and compelling women.