The Genius Of Marian (2013) - Rotten Tomatoes

The Genius Of Marian (2013)





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His mother Pam, diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease, filmmaker Banker White documents her efforts to write a book paying tribute to her late mother Marian Williams Steel a celebrated artist who also suffered from the common form of dementia. As Pam's memory begins to fade, her efforts to finish the book take on a poignant air of urgency that offers insight into the disease that is slowly ravaging her mind, and the rich family legacy she must now race to preserve.

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Critic Reviews for The Genius Of Marian

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The Genius of Marian is a very personal film.

September 2, 2014 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

In intimate, diary form, White borrows the title of his mother's unfinished book to chronicle her battle against the inevitable, and the equally courageous efforts of her husband and children in caring for her.

January 21, 2014 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…

As a human being I resonated deeply with it and greatly admired the family's willingness and commitment to sharing their journey.

September 8, 2020 | Rating: 2.5/4.0 | Full Review…

The decline is devastating as a filmmaker observes her mother falling prey prey to Alzheimer's disease

December 7, 2018 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…

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