'Little Fires Everywhere' director Lynn Shelton dies at 54

WION Web Team
New Delhi, India Published: May 17, 2020, 01.07 PM(IST)

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The Hollywood veteran was one of the leading voices of the new American independent cinema movement of the 2000s. 

'Humpday' and 'Little Fires Everywhere' director Lynn Shelton has died. She was 54.

The Hollywood veteran was one of the leading voices of the new American independent cinema movement of the 2000s. 

Shelton’s publicist, Adam Kersh, said in a statement Saturday that she died Friday in Los Angeles from an unidentified blood disorder. 

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Reese Witherspoon paid tribute to Shelton: "I’m so devastated to hear about Lynn Shelton’s passing yesterday. I’m in complete shock that this vibrant, talented, and soulful filmmaker is no longer with us, Lynn was so passionate about our show, 'Little Fires Everywhere' she said the book truly spoke to her, and that she longed to direct a show that spoke meaningfully about motherhood, sexuality, race, and class in America. And she did. She cared deeply about the whole cast and crew, making sure we all felt heard, seen and appreciated'' 

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Shelton has written and directed over eight feature films in 14 years, including 'We Go Way Back', which won the Grand Jury Prize at the Slamdance Film Festival in 2006, and 'My Effortless Brilliance', which premiered at the SXSW Film Festival in 2008 and led to Shelton winning the Independent Spirit Award.

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