"The Genius of Marian is by far the most meaningful representation of a family’s experience with this disease that I've seen (and I've seen a few). Its value as a conversation--starter for families and caregivers cannot be overstated"
Susan Rowlett, Manager of Care Consultation & Clinical Education, Alzheimer's Association, MA/NH Chapter
"It’s remarkable film, not only for the obvious affection with which it was made, but as art."
Indiewire Magazine, April 2013
"Prepare for a touching accomplishment in documentary cinema. The Genius of Marian is delicately moving, an important film for anyone experiencing or afflicted by Alzheimer’s disease."
The Examiner (Boston), April 2013
"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 and FTD in 2009
Premieres & Awards
Best Documentary Award
Camden International Film Festival 2013
Legacy Award in Creative Expression
Rosalinde Gilbert Innovations in Alzheimer’s Disease Caregiving 2013
Best Documentary Feature Award
Heartland Film Festival Crystal Heart 2013
Jury Award Best Feature Documentary Film
Washington West Film Festival 2013
Woods Hole 2013
Best Documentary Feature Film
John Paul II International Film Festival 2013
Tribeca Film Festival 2013, AFI Docs 2013, Independent Film Festival Boston 2013, hotDOCS – Doc Soup Special Presentation 2013, Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival 2013, Sebastopol Documentary Film Festival 2014 , Moscow International Film Festival, Thessaloniki Doc Festival 2014, Rooftop Films Summer Series 2013
Cinema By the Bay - San Francisco Film Society 2013, St. Louis International Film Festival 2013, EBS International Documentary Festival Korea 2013, Boulder International Film Festival 2014, ArcLight Documentary Film Festival, Berkshire International Film Festival, Martha's Vineyard Film Festival 2013, Council on Social Work Education (CSWE), Vermont International Film Festival 2013, UNAFF International Documentary Film Festival 2013, HotDocs Bloor Cinema (Toronto), Gold Coast International Film Festival 2013, La Costa Film Festival 2013, Carmel Art and Film Festival 2013, St. Louis International Film Festival 2013, Boulder International Film Festival 2014, Inspire Health Film Festival 2014, Belleville Downtown DocFest International Film Festival 2014