The Genius of Marian

World Documentary Competition

World Premiere

USA | 84 MINUTES

THE GENIUS OF MARIAN

Female Director(s), Documentary, Relationships
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

CAST & CREDITS

Directed by Banker White and Anna Fitch

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.
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

Press Contact
David Magdael
David Magdael and Associates
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
Print Source
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