Advances in Healthcare / Health & Wellness

A Film You Need To See

Genius of Marian

Ed White & Pam White
Photographer: Banker White

So you’ve always dreamed of being on the silver screen, right? But not like this. Unfortunately, there’s a really good chance YOU are in this film.

If you are one of the 115 million Americans whose life has been touched either directly or indirectly by Alzheimer’s disease, then you’ll see yourself in the provocative, important film, The Genius of Marian.

The Genius of Marian is an intimate story that explores the heartbreak of Alzheimer’s disease, the power of art and the meaning of family. The film 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 is touching, uplifting, heartbreaking and eye opening, all in one. Most significantly, it helps people understand this all-too-prevalent disease, and shines light on the need for more research and progress toward treating, curing and preventing Alzheimer’s.

After the film, Dr. Jacobo Mintzer, director of the Roper St. Francis Clinical Biotechnology Research Institute, will give an update on Alzheimer’s research and trials open to our community.

Watch a trailer of the film here:

Here’s the rub: Reserved tickets ($13) must be purchased by May 27. You can go online to get yours now:

SPECIAL SCREENING: The Genius of Marian


6:30 p.m.


For details and to purchase a ticket, go to

“I had no idea how much I needed to see this film. It helped me feel less alone and to remember that Alzheimer’s is not a death sentence, but a chance to connect in a new way.” Chris Riley, family caregiver for her mother Diane, who was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s in 2009

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