The heartbreak of Alzheimer’s, the power of art, and the meaning of family

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.


  • “It’s a remarkable film, not only for the obvious affection with which it is made, but as art.”

  • “Filmmaker Banker White captures both his family’s battle with Alzheimer’s Disease and his mother’s unique spirit.”

  • “The Genius of Marian is a sensitive and sincere look into what living with Alzheimer’s can be like.”