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RIP Lynn Shelton, director of Your Sisters Sister, Laggies at 54

  • Director Lynn Shelton, who brought an independent spirit to film and TV, dies at age 54

    (LA Times)


    (Lynne Shelton, August 27, 1965 – May 15, 2020)

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  • Working collaboratively with her actors, discussing with them plot details and allowing them to improvise scenes, she devised a directorial style melding strong narrative hooks with detailed character work and a feeling of sustained intimacy.via

  • Variety obit

    Her career took off after Humpday bowed at the 2009 Sundance Film Festival. Starring Joshua Leonard, Alycia Delmore and Duplass, it was acquired by Magnolia Pictures for distribution and would screen in the Director’s Fortnight section at Cannes.
    Humpday received the Independent Spirit John Cassavetes Award in 2010.
    Your Sister’s Sister (2011), a comedic love triangle, starred Duplass, Rosemarie DeWitt and Emily Blunt and premiered at the 2011 Toronto Film Festival.
    She followed with Touchy Feely (2013), starring DeWitt in an idiosyncratic story of a massage therapist who develops an aversion to human touch, and Laggies (2014), with Keira Knightley portraying a woman in the throes of a quarter-life crisis.

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