The Genius of Marian
The Genius of Marian is 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 disease as her son, the filmmaker, documents her struggle to hang on to a sense of self.
Cast & Credits
Director: Banker White & Anna Fitch
Company: WEOWN TV
About The Director
BANKER WHITE (Director/Producer) is a multi-disciplinary artist based in San Francisco. He is the director and producer of Sierra Leone’s Refugee All Stars, which tells the story of a group of six Sierra Leonean musicians. The film was nominated by the IDA for best feature in 2006; won grand jury awards at AFI Fest, Full Frame Film Festival and Human Rights Watch Film Festival; and earned audience awards at SXSW and Miami International Film Festival. It was also broadcast on POV in North America, HBO Latin America and NHK in Japan. Banker also founded WeOwnTV, a collaborative filmmaking and storytelling project based in Freetown, Sierra Leone. This project is supported by Creative Capital, Freedom to Create, the Bertha Foundation and the Bay Area Video Coalition
ANNA FITCH (Producer/Co-Director) is an Emmy award-winning director with a background in natural history filmmaking and a degree in Entomology. She has produced and directed documentaries for National Geographic Television, TLC, Channel Four (UK), and PBS. Awards and nominations include: an Emmy Award for Best Documentary Directing for BugWorld: War of Two Worlds; a CINE special jury award for Best Environment and Natural Science Film for Bug Attack; and a VideoFest MCCLA Best Documentary award for ManMade: The Bra. Anna also directed the short narrative film, The Burning Wigs of Sedition (2010), featuring the Extra Action Marching Band.
Category: Feature-Length Documentary
Premiere Status: South Florida Premiere
Runtime: 86 minutes
Film Completion Year: March 2013
Saturday, April 5th, 2014
Paragon Grove 13