Join the Keene Public Library for a free virtual screening of "The Genius of Marian" by Banker White and Anna Fitch on Thursday, May 13, 2021, at 1 pm. You will need to register on the library's online calendar at keenepubliclibrary.evanced.info/signup to receive the necessary Zoom invitation. This event is a collaboration with POV, PBS's award-winning nonfiction film series. For more information about POV, visit www.pbs.org/pov.
"The Genius of Marian" is a visually rich, emotionally complex story about one family's struggle to come to terms with Alzheimer's disease. After Pam White is diagnosed at age 61 with early-onset Alzheimer's, life 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 childhood memories and her mother, the renowned painter Marian Williams Steele. The latter had Alzheimer's herself and died in 2001.