Victoria Clark and Sally Kirkland Will Explore "Archaeology of a Woman" in Sharon Greytak's New Film

By Carey Purcell
01 Jul 2014

Victoria Clark
Victoria Clark
Photo by Denise Winters

"Archaeology of a Woman," a new drama about a woman struggling with dementia while being haunted by secrets from her past, will be screened Sept. 12-18 at Village East Cinema.

Sharon Greytak's film stars Academy Award nominee Sally Kirkland ("Anna," "JFK") and Tony Award winner Victoria Clark (The Light in the Piazza, Cinderella) with James Murtaugh ("Night Falls on Manhattan," "The Good Wife") and Karl Geary ("Hamlet," "Nadja").

"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," press notes state. "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."



Greytak, who has achieved notoriety as one of the only disabled filmmakers directing, writing and producing from a motorized wheelchair, has also helmed "The Love Lesson," "Hearing Voices" and "Weirded Out and Blown Away."

Village East Cinema is located at 189 2nd Ave. Visit facebook.com/archaeologyofawoman for more information.