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NY Times: Sundance Dream Most Notable for an Absence

Indiewire By Indiewire | Indiewire January 19, 2007 at 12:43AM

Michael Roiff could be forgiven for seeming a little discombobulated on Tuesday night. A first-time producer with "Waitress," one of the higher-profile movies at the Sundance Film Festival here, he had just arrived and was knocking around a rented condominium, trying to figure out where everything was and how to get a flat-screen television to behave for another look at the film. But something more profound had him at loose ends. Adrienne Shelly, the writer, director and one of the stars of the film, was not there, and she was not coming. Ms. Shelly was murdered on Nov. 1 in her Greenwich Village office. David Carr reports.[Free NY Times online subscription required to view full article.]
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Michael Roiff could be forgiven for seeming a little discombobulated on Tuesday night. A first-time producer with "Waitress," one of the higher-profile movies at the Sundance Film Festival here, he had just arrived and was knocking around a rented condominium, trying to figure out where everything was and how to get a flat-screen television to behave for another look at the film. But something more profound had him at loose ends. Adrienne Shelly, the writer, director and one of the stars of the film, was not there, and she was not coming. Ms. Shelly was murdered on Nov. 1 in her Greenwich Village office. David Carr reports.
[Free NY Times online subscription required to view full article.]