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‘Little Fires Everywhere’ director Lynn Shelton dies at 54

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Posted at 10:58 PM, May 16, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-16 22:58:12-04

LOS ANGELES — Lynn Shelton, an independent filmmaker who directed “Humpday” and “Little Fires Everywhere,” has died.

She was 54. Shelton’s publicist, Adam Kersh, said in a statement Saturday that she died Friday in Los Angeles from an unidentified blood disorder.

Shelton had become the leading voice of the new American independent cinema movement.

She made waves with her low-budget films, but made splashes through her work on television including “Fresh Off the Boat,” “The Mindy Project” and “GLOW.”

She directed four episodes of the Hulu series “Little Fires Everywhere,” starring Reese Witherspoon and Kerry Washington.