Adrienne Shelly, who was murdered in her New York apartment last year, will have the film she directed, wrote and co-starred in out in theaters soon (the official release date is tomorrow). The film, Waitress, made its Sundance appearance earlier this year. NYMag recently reviewed the film, saying:
"More than anything, I wish I could write about the boisterous romantic comedy Waitress without reference to the tragic murder of its writer, director, and co-star Adrienne Shelly. It's hopeless, though. Because the movie is so hit-and-miss, I kept getting thrown out of it and returning to thoughts of its maker. Shelly's staging is pushy, and the film doesn't look very good—the lighting does the actors no favors. But the climax, in which the heroine finally regards her little girl, is wrenching for all kinds of reasons. I think of Waitress as an overstuffed, overcooked pie—too ungainly to eat all of, too generous to pass up, too heartbreaking to contemplate for long."
A list of free screenings can be found here.