Adrienne Shelly

Unbelievable ... that's the word, all rightI was shocked to learn, over the weekend, that Adrienne Shelly — best known for her work in Hal Hartley’s early films “The Unbelievable Truth” and “Trust”, but also a filmmaker in her own right — had been found dead in a TriBeCa apartment, an apparent suicide.

I’d met her at a couple of Toronto festivals, and while you can never really know anyone from a casual conversation in a crowded hotel corridor, she just didn’t strike me as the type to end up that way; she was just too centered. (Check out her appearance in Rosanna Arquette’s documentary “Searching for Debra Winger“, if you have a chance.)

Anyway, it turns out it wasn’t suicide after all; a construction worker has been charged with second-degree murder in her death. Ray Pride’s eloquent summary can be found here.

So, um, yay. I hope the New York Post runs a correction.