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Defying Expectation: Sex, Disability, and the Films of Sharon Greytak

Tuesday, March 24, 2015
12:00 AM
Institute for the Humanities, 202 S. Thayer, #1022

Award-winning independent filmmaker Sharon Greytak talks about her filmmaking practice and screens scenes from several of her films including her most recent drama Archaeology of a Woman, and her feature documentary Losing It.

Both films will screen in their entirety, Losing It on March 24 Archeology of a Woman on March 27.

About Sharon Greytak: Selected by The Independent as one of "10 Filmmakers to Watch in 2014" writer, director Sharon Greytak's latest award-winning narrative feature film is Archaeology of a Woman, starring Golden Globe winner/Oscar-nominated actress Sally Kirkland, and Tony award-winning actress Victoria Clark. 

Greytak has written, produced, and directed feature-length fiction films, documentaries, and experimental shorts. Her films include the award-winning international documentary Losing It, exploring quality of life issues and physical disability shot on three continents. Her critically acclaimed narrative feature films include The Love Lesson, the story of an unconventional adoption arrangement between two women and their HIV positive heterosexual son, and the award-winning Hearing Voices, exploring a model's private and public identities. Earlier films include the seminal documentary Weirded Out And Blown Away and experimental films Some Pleasure on the Level of the Source and Czechoslovakian Woman.

Her work has screened nationally and internationally, and she is the recipient of two CINE Golden Eagle, among others. Greytak is also a member of the American Film Institute's Directing Workshop and has received numerous grants and fellowships.

Sharon Greytak