Current & Upcoming Films
CINEMA BY THE BAY: THE GENIUS OF MARIAN
THE GENIUS OF MARIAN
Saturday, November 23
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. Dirs: Banker white & Anna Fitch. 2013. Digital. 84 mins.
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