As you probably already know, filmmaker Lynn Shelton tragically passed away last month. Since then, we’ve seen her partner/collaborator Marc Maron discuss it on his podcast, and many of her previous colleagues share stories and love on social media. But the full life and career of Shelton were recently memorialized in a new celebration titled “Her Effortless Brilliance: A Celebration of Lynn Shelton Through Film and Music.”
The special aired last night on YouTube and is now available to stream. “Her Effortless Brilliance” goes through each film and TV project that Shelton took part in, interviewing someone from each with a musical performance to accompany the discussion. The celebration features appearances from some of Shelton’s frequent collaborators and friends, including Emily Blunt, Kaitlyn Dever, Rosemarie DeWitt, the Duplass Brothers, Jeff Garlin, Joshua Leonard, Sean Nelson, Michaela Watkins, and Reese Witherspoon.
Obviously, if you’re a fan of Shelton’s work, or are a fan of independent cinema, in general, this is a must-watch, as you can see some of the biggest names in film and TV talk about one of the most influential indie filmmakers of her generation. A filmmaker that departed way too soon.
As mentioned, “Her Effortless Brilliance: A Celebration of Lynn Shelton Through Film and Music” premiered last night, but can be watched in its entirety below: