A Short History of Decay, starring Linda Lavin, Bryan Greenberg and Harris Yulin, is an independent film about a man who takes on the role of caregiver for his parents. It was shot in Wrightsville Beach last year.
In the movie, Lavin plays mother who is in the early stages of Alzheimer's disease.
Michael Maren wrote and directed the flick, which is based on his mother's battle with Alzheimer's.
The movie marked Lavin's last as a resident of Wilmington. Lavin, a Tony and Golden Globe-winning actress, lived in Wilmington for 17 years. She moved to New York because she had been getting more work in the Big Apple. Right now, she can be seen on NBC's Sean Saves the World.
"Every time I watch it I say I wish there were some way we could get her an Academy Award for this because she deserves it," Maren said. "She's fantastic. It's a very unique role for her. This is Linda Lavin like you've never seen her. She did an incredible job."
Maren gave us the scoop that the movie has been picked up for distribution. He said in April, the film will be in select theaters nationwide. Following the release, it will also be available on demand.