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Lynn Shelton’s Instagram Account: “Vigilante grocery store run

Kathy Fennessy: “Lynn Shelton was everything you’ve ever heard she was. Absolutely beloved by the city of Seattle. Yes, the whole damn city. She was just that kind of person. The real deal. The kind that really listened and cared about what you had to say about film, music, life. I’m devastated.”

Melanie Lynskey: “A few years ago I was doing karaoke with a group of people in Seattle when suddenly, something shifted. I thought: did they turn the lights on? Is it someone’s birthday? No, the only thing that was different was that Lynn Shelton had walked into the room. Her energy was the brightest and most beautiful thing. She radiated joy, and a deep soulfulness. She was glorious. And the work! Her films were so moving, so funny, so uniquely her films. The performances were always perfect. She never repeated herself creatively. We talked about working together many times, and I cannot express how much joy it brought me whenever we discussed it. I held onto that future collaboration like it was a diamond. I couldn’t wait. My respect for her was immense. I started to think of who I needed to text to make sure they were ok, and the list is endless. She was so close to so many people. So beloved. Such a treasure.”

Scott Macaulay: “Reading the interviews with Lynn we’ve published at Filmmaker reminded me of one of the many things I appreciated so much about her: her generosity and humility when it came to discussing her art. In discussions — here, elsewhere, and in her many festival panel appearances — she was both inspiring and compassionately transparent when it came to breaking down the evolution of her work as a director as well as her broader career encompassing both film and television.”

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