The Genius of Marian ~ FREE Film Screening & Talkback

English/NR/85 min. 

The Genius of Marian follows Pam White in the early stages of Alzheimer's disease. Her son, the film maker, works with her as she attempts to write a book that tributes her mother, the artist Marian Steele. As Pam's family comes together to support her, they must also prepare for the new reality that Alzheimer's brings. The film is a powerful work of art with many visual textures, interweaving observational film making with super 8 family movies, Marian's paintings and old photographs. The Genius of Marian is both an intimate look at a much feared illness and a loving portrait of the meaning of family.
Q&A session immediately following each screening with:

David Shenk, advisor to the film The Genius of Marian, and Senior Advisor to Cure Alzheimer's Fund and Phyllis Rappaport, founding board member of Cure Alzheimer's Fund 

This is FREE event.  Reservations are required.  
Tickets can be obtained by contacting the Lyric Theatre Box Office at 772-286-7827.

David Shenk Bio:
David Shenk is the national-bestselling author of six books, including The Genius in All of Us ("deeply interesting and important" - New York Times), Data Smog ("indispensable" - New York Times), and The Immortal Game ("superb" - Wall Street Journal). His landmark book about Alzheimer's disease, The Forgetting (2001), won First Prize in the British Medical Association's Popular Medical Book Awards, and was welcomed by John Bayley as "the definitive work on Alzheimer's." The Los Angeles Times Book Review called it, "a remarkable addition to the literature of the science of the mind." In January, 2004, PBS broadcast The Forgetting, a prime-time Emmy-winning documentary inspired by the book. In 2006, the book was featured in Sarah Polley's Oscar-nominated film Away From Her. In 2010, he completed five short animated "pocket films" about Alzheimer's narrated by David Hyde Pierce. Shenk has advised the President's Council on Bioethics on dementia-related issues and is a Senior Advisor to Cure Alzheimer's Fund. He has also contributed to National Geographic, Slate, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Gourmet, Harper's, Spy, The New Yorker and NPR.

He was an advisor to the film The Genius of Marian, and has moderated several q&a's after the film, at the Tribeca Film Festival and for Cure Alzheimer's Fund.