Sally Kirkland's Triumphant Return in 'Archaeology of a Woman'

September 9, 2014 10:41 PM

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Sally Kirkland's Triumphant Return in 'Archaeology of a Woman'

This week, making its New York City premiere, Writer/Director Sharon Greytak's gripping Archaeology of a Woman, plunges deeper into the portrait of dementia and its disturbing effects than any other recent film on the subject. At the movie's harrowing heart is a tense, lacerating mother-daughter story featuring Tony Award winner, Victoria Clark, and Oscar nominated indie screen legend, Sally Kirkland baring her soul and her body, in a riveting, emotional tour de force. If the 2015 Academy Awards were really looking for a Best Actress based on the merits of courage, they couldn't go wrong looking Kirkland's way.

In Archaeology of a Woman, Margaret (Kirkland), a feisty, tormented former newspaper columnist, fights to preserve her independence despite the dementia's gradual ebbing away of reality. After becoming lost in a supermarket parking lot and driven home by the police, her daughter Kate (Clark) is call...

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