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Love, Patience And Alzheimer’s In ‘The Genius of Marian’

We’d like to introduce you to a special family — the White family of Dedham, Massachusetts. Pamela White is the daughter of renowned New England painter Marian Williams Steele. Steele passed away from Alzheimer’s  in 2001. To remember her mother, Pamela began writing a book she called “The Genius of Marian.” Two years into the project, Pamela herself was diagnosed with the disease. Now, her son Banker, a filmmaker, is helping his mother finish telling the story of Marian while telling his own mother’s story in a documentary of the same title.

“The Genius of Marian” will be screening at the Independent Film Festival Boston on Saturday


Banker White, filmmaker and son of Pamela White.



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  • Joycesmith4

    Will this film be available through Netflix?

    • Banker White

      Hi Joyce,
      It will but probably not until our national broadcast. You can sign up on our mailing list at http://www.geniusofmarian.com and we send newsletter updates about once a month. 

  • Connie Smith

    Hi Banker,  I was talking to my son, Baxter in Calif ,and he mentioned your name.  I knew at once it had to be you the son of Pam and Ed.  They were good friends of ours in our young married life.  The documentary  looks so beautifuuly  done.  It must have been a true labor of love.  Your mother is very  brave.  Of course, I am so sorry she has alzheimer’s. Please give our love to your mom and Ed.  I wish you the very best with the film.   Connie and Jon Smith  

    • Banker White

      Thank You Connie!  I will give her a hug from you when I see her later today!

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