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A documentary film about the tragedy of Alzheimer's disease, the power of art and the meaning of family.
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    Get a sneak peek! We'll send you a link to your own 5-day digital stream of The Genius of Marian. As a Kickstarter backer, you'll be among the first people to see the film in advance of a national broadcast.

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    Grab the popcorn! We'll send you a DVD of The Genius of Marian PLUS all of the above rewards.

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    Join us in Boston! In addition to the above rewards, we'll send you one ticket to a private, preview, work in progress screening of The Genius of Marian in BOSTON on Sunday, January 6, 2013. (Filmmakers and all members of the White family will be in attendance).

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    NEW REWARD: A copy of The Forgetting: Alzheimer's, Portrait of an Epidemic signed by the author David Shenk who also serves as an advisor to The Genius of Marian project. The book won First Prize in the British Medical Association's Popular Medical Book Awards, and has been called "the definitive work on Alzheimer's" and "a remarkable addition to the literature of the science of the mind." (PLUS a thank you, digital download, & DVD)

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    Movie night for two in Boston! In addition to the above rewards, we'll send you two tickets to a private work in progress screening of The Genius of Marian in BOSTON on Sunday, January 6, 2013. (Filmmakers and all members of the White family will be in attendance).

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    Be a patron of the arts! In addition to the above rewards (excluding Boston screening), we'll send you a package of five blank greeting cards, each featuring an original painting by Marian Williams Steele.

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    Join the White family! In addition to the above rewards, we'll send you one ticket to a special private, work in progress screening of The Genius of Marian in BOSTON on Sunday, January 6, 2013 AND one ticket to a pre-screening VIP reception. (Filmmakers and all members of the White family will be in attendance).

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    Roll credits! In addition to the above rewards, we'll thank you in the on-screen credits for The Genius of Marian. (not including the private Boston screening)

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    Indulge your curiosity! Private houseparty screening of the film including a Skype Q&A with filmmakers Banker White & Anna Fitch. (PLUS all of the above rewards excluding private Boston screening)

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    Grow your DVD collection! In addition to the above rewards (excluding private Boston screening), we'll send you a 4-DVD Director's Box Set including The Genius of Marian, Banker White’s feature documentary, Sierra Leone's Refugee All Stars, and two award-winning films by co-director Anna Fitch: ScrapHouse and The Burning Wigs of Sedition.

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    Join us in San Francisco! In addition to the above rewards (excluding private Boston screening), we'll send you TWO tickets to a private, work in progress screening and reception in SAN FRANCISCO on the evening of February 7th, 2013.

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    Genius of Marian Art-Lover’s Package containing:
    1) An original 11X17 Giclée print of a Marian Williams Steele original painting. Marian had these prints made in the early 1980s at the height of her career and there are a limited number of prints remaining.
    2) A pack of 10 blank greeting cards (2 each of 5 designs) featuring original Marian Williams Steele oil paintings (see update #7 for images).
    3) A DVD of The Genius of Marian
    4) A sneak peek digital stream of The Genius of Marian.

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    We'll come to you! Book the filmmakers for a private screening of the Genius of Marian in your home, followed by a Q&A. (PLUS all of the above rewards, excluding private screenings) Note: This reward is offered in the SF Bay Area or Greater Boston area.

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    Your family memories on the silver screen! Book Banker to come to your house or special event and film a short movie on the same super-8 film camera he used in the film. He will deliver a DVD and the original three rolls of processed film for you home movie buffs who want to get that old projector out of the closet. (Not including travel expenses. PLUS all of the above rewards, excluding private screenings)

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    We are proud to offer an original oil painting by the magical artist herself, Marian Williams Steele. A stunning 24' x20' oil painting of Good Harbor beach, Gloucester, MA - framed and signed by the artist. Watch the video in our project update #2 to see the painting including some shots of it as it appears in the film. Please contact us directly at info@geniusofmarian.com if you have any questions. (price does not include shipping cost) - (PLUS a thank you, digital download, art cards & DVDs)

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