A Short History of Decay

Director: Michael Maren
Narrative Feature :: Magnolia
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Screening Info:
Thursday, November 14
7:15 PM
Thalian Main
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Michael Maren

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Executive Producer:
Milos Forman

Nancy Schreiber

Emmanuelle Chriqui
Linda Lavin
Bryan Greenberg
Kathleen Rose Perkins
Harris Yulin
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Nathan Fisher (Bryan Greenberg) is a writer who doesn't write and a boyfriend who won't commit. But everything changes when his father has a stroke. He receives a crash course in love, loyalty and forgiveness in this dark comedy about stepping up when your parents are going downhill - Michael Maren's love letter to anyone who's ever been a caregiver for someone who raised them. Filmed in Wrightsville Beach, NC and featuring a heart-wrenching performance from former Wilmington resident, Linda Lavin.

Director Bio:
Michael Maren spent 17 years as a war correspondent in Africa and the Middle East before hanging up his flak jacket and taking a crack at Hollywood. Heís written screenplays for HBO, Sony and a number of independent projects, working with Chris Tucker, Reese Witherspoon and others. A Short History of Decay is his first film as writer/director. It is inspired by his motherís battle with Alzheimerís.