Exclusive Interview: Linda Lavin on Playing a Woman with Alzheimer’s in ‘A Short History of Decay’
By Reel Life With Jane on May 15, 2014
Director Michael Maren and Linda Lavin at the New York premiere of “A Short History of Decay” | Melanie Votaw Photo “A Short History of Decay” is a bittersweet comedy in which the matriarch of a family is gradually succumbing to Alzheimer’s disease. Written and directed by Michael Maren, the film stars Linda Lavin, Bryan Greenberg, Harris Yulin, and Benjamin King. Since my mother had dementia and her mother before her, I feared that the movie would be emotionally difficult for me, but it’s handled in a way that isn’t at all dour. . . .