‘The Genius of Marian’ to screen for free at Little Art
- Published: September 24, 2018
As part of its year-long effort to increase community awareness about dementia, the Dementia Friendly Yellow Springs Project will host a free showing of the award-winning documentary, “The Genius of Marian,” on Sunday, Sept. 30, 7 p.m., at the Little Art Theatre.
“The Genius of Marian” is an intimate documentary about Pam White and her family as they deal with Pam’s diagnosis of early-onset Alzheimer’s at the age of 61. From the film’s synopsis at pbs.org: “[L]ife begins to change, slowly but irrevocably, for Pam and everyone around her. Her husband grapples with his role as it evolves from primary partner to primary caregiver. Pam’s adult children find ways to show their love and support while mourning the gradual loss of their mother. Her eldest son, Banker, records their conversations, allowing Pam to share memories of childhood and of her mother, the renowned painter Marian Williams Steele, who had Alzheimer’s herself and died in 2001.”
The film will be followed by a discussion on the documentary and dementia in the village.
The free screening is funded by grants from the YS Community Foundation and the Dayton Foundation. Though there is no cost to attend, attendees are asked to bring a paper product or nonperishable food item for donation to the local food pantry if possible.
Watch a trailer for “The Genius of Marian” below: