Sally Kirkland and Victoria Clark Star in Sharon Greytak's ARCHAEOLOGY OF A WOMAN; Hits Theaters 9/12
Coming to Village East Cinema Sept. 12-18 is award-winning and groundbreaking filmmaker Sharon Greytak's ARCHAEOLOGY OF A WOMAN, a gripping drama of a woman's fierce determination to save her mind from spiraling into delusion as she attempts to keep a chilling secret from her past buried, starring Oscar nominated/Golden Globe winner Sally Kirkland and Tony-winner Victoria Clark.
ARCHAEOLOGY OF A WOMAN received two Gold Remi Awards at Worldfest-Houston including Lifetime Achievement for Sally Kirkland and Outstanding Independent Film. It was honored with a CINE Golden Eagle Award, and was also an Official Selection of the Woodstock Film Festival. Greytak has been defying stereotypes over the course of her esteemed career as one of the only disabled filmmakers directing, writing and producing from a motorized wheelchair. The Boston Globe has cited Greytak as "having a unique vision of humanity" and The Independent has named Greytak one of "10 Filmmakers to Watch in 2014."
In ARCHAEOLOGY OF A WOMAN, Margaret (Sally Kirkland), a feisty, tormented former newspaper columnist, fights to protect her freedom in spite of the dementia she cannot control. After an episode in a shopping plaza parking lot where she is unable to find her car and is driven home by the police, her daughter Kate (Victoria Clark), an aspiring New York City chef, is beckoned upstate to her mother's aide. While there, Kate develops a romantic tryst with a rookie officer (Karl Geary) as she deals with her mother's demands. Kate attempts to get Margaret involved with activities at the senior center, but Margaret is apprehensive and resentful. Soon, a man from Margaret's past, Sergeant Calder (James Murtaugh), re-enters her life, causing Margaret to fear she will no longer be able to protect herself. Before returning to New York, Kate installs a small surveillance camera to monitor her mom at home revealing a far more private life of fear, lust and longing and her connection to a 30-year-old crime. Through its disconcerting narrative structure, ARCHAEOLOGY OF A WOMAN tells a visceral tale of the unsettled lives of two very different generations of women - one whose secret is buried deep inside her memories, and the other who seeks to dig up the truth.
About The Stars:
Fiercely independent, Oscar-nominated/Golden Globe-winning actress Sally Kirkland is a veteran of over 111 films and 30 years in TV and theatre. It was the film "Anna" directed by Yurek Bogayevicz that brought Kirkland her Oscar nomination, Golden Globe win, the Independent Spirit Award and the Los Angeles Film Critics Circle Award. Kirkland's first role was in the 1964 Andy Warhol film "13 Most Beautiful Women." This led to the still controversial film "Coming Apart," where she starred with Rip Torn, followed by "The Sting" co-starring Robert Redford and Paul Newman, and "The Way We Were" with Barbra Streisand. She starred in "Revenge" with Kevin Costner, "Best of the Best" with Eric Roberts and James Earl Jones, "Cold Feet" with Tom Waits and Keith Carradine, "JFK" with Kevin Costner, "Cheatin Hearts" with James Brolin and Kris Kristofferson, "Ed TV" with Matthew McConnaughey and "Bruce Almighty" with Jim Carrey.