“The Genius of Marian” follows Pam White in the early stages of Alzheimer’s disease. Her son, the filmmaker, works with her as she attempts to write a book that tributes her mother, the artist Marian Steele. As Pam’s family comes together to support her, they must also prepare for the new reality that Alzheimer’s brings. The film is a powerful work of art with many visual textures, interweaving observational film making with Super 8 family movies, Marian’s paintings and old photographs. “The Genius of Marian” is both an intimate look at a much feared illness and a loving portrait of the meaning of family.
11 a.m. – First Screening
2 p.m. – Second Screening
The film runs 85 minutes. A Q&A session with David Shenk, advisor to the film and Cure Alzheimer’s Fund, and Phyllis Rappaport, co-founder of Cure Alzheimer’s Fund, follows each screening.
This event is free, but reservations are required. Please contact the Lyric Theatre Box Office at (772) 286-7827 for tickets.