Adrienne Shelly! :(
Just heard the news that Adrienne Shelly from the films
"The Unbelievable Truth" and "Trust" by Hal Hartley - was
murdered last month!
How very sad; and just as her film was due to screen at
Apparently a 19 year old construction worker killed her
over an arguement to do with building noises when she
threatened to call the Police. All the comments i have
read about it call it a senseless murder and want the guy
No one seems to realise that this young fellow was probably
fearing for his life and or his livelihood. A call to the
police was for him deportation or perhaps in his mind; his
death. Very sad indeed!
My thoughts are with Adrienne's husband and child and also
with this poor boy who has extinguished a real delight of
independant cinema. And he will probably never see any of
There is an interview with here:
AS: There's something Kierkegaard writes about, in a
similar vein. Don't make plans for the future without
adding the phrase "However, I might be dead in the next 10
minutes, in which case I shall not attend to it."
This was in August; three months before her death; spooky!
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