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FILM GUIDE ARCHIVE FEATURE DOCUMENTARY

THE GENIUS OF MARIAN

TFF 2013 Directed by Banker White and Anna Fitch
FILM GUIDE ARCHIVE THE GENIUS OF MARIAN [TFF 2013]
In this moving personal narrative, filmmaker Banker White turns his camera on two generations of women in his family. White shares daily life with his mother Pam, who is steadily succumbing to Alzheimer’s disease. Pam is acutely aware of her fate and launches an urgent project to preserve the legacy of her mother Marian, a celebrated artist who died of the same disease. She is in a race against time as her encroaching condition threatens to wipe out her precious memories. Weaving past into present, the film retraces both women’s lives to construct a powerful and multi-layered exploration of motherhood, chronic illness and personal legacy. Intimate and raw, The Genius of Marian is a fitting tribute to both women.

—Dan Hunt
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In this moving personal narrative, filmmaker Banker White turns his camera on two generations of women in his family. White shares daily life with his mother Pam, who is steadily succumbing to Alzheimer’s disease. Pam is acutely aware of her fate and launches an urgent project to preserve the legacy of her mother Marian, a celebrated artist who died of the same disease. She is in a race against time as her encroaching condition threatens to wipe out her precious memories. Weaving past into present, the film retraces both women’s lives to construct a powerful and multi-layered exploration of motherhood, chronic illness and personal legacy. Intimate and raw, The Genius of Marian is a fitting tribute to both women.

—Dan Hunt
Film Information
Year: 2013
Length: 84 minutes
Language: English
Country: USA
Premiere: World
Cast & Credits
Director: Banker White
Producer: Anna Fitch
Editor: Don Bernier
Cinematographer: Banker White
Executive Producer: Dan Cogan
Composer: Tyler Strickland
Co-Producer: Shaleece Haas
Co-Director: Anna Fitch
Contacts

Print Source
Banker White
Mirabel Pictures
94110
Phone: 510 325 5032
banker.white@gmail.com

Press Contact
David Magdael
David Magdael & Associates, Inc.
Los Angeles, CA 90015
Phone: 213 624 7827
dmagdael@tcdm-associates.com

US Sales Contact
Banker White
Mirabel Pictures
94110
Phone: 510 325 5032
banker.white@gmail.com

International Sales Contact
Annie Rooney
Ro*co International
Sausalito, 94965
Phone: 415 332 6471
annie@rocofilms.com

About the Director(s)
BANKER WHITE directed and produced the documentary Sierra Leone's Refugee All Stars, which won numerous festival awards and was broadcast on POV, HBO Latin America and NHK in Japan. ANNA FITCH is an Emmy Award-winning director whose documentary work has aired on the National Geographic Channel, TLC, Channel 4 and PBS.

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