Ep 698: Andy Ostroy • Skinner Myers

Andy Ostroy was married to the actor/director Adrienne Shelly who was killed in 2006. Here his story and watch his HBO documentary “Adrienne”. Also, the filmmaker Skinner Myers discusses his new feature “The Sleeping Negro” which opens theatrically today.

Andy Ostroy was married to the actor/director Adrienne Shelly who was killed in 2006. Here his story and watch his HBO documentary “Adrienne”. Also, the filmmaker Skinner Myers discusses his new feature “The Sleeping Negro” which opens theatrically today.

05:22Jump to Andy Ostroy segment 26:48Jump to Skinner Myers segment

The guest is Andy Ostroy who has made a moving documentary about his late wife Adrienne Shelly. Shelly starred in over twenty films including Hal Hartley’s indie classics “The Unbelievable Truth” and “Trust”. She also wrote and directed several shorts and feature films including the critically acclaimed “Waitress”. A devoted young mother, her life was right on track until her husband Andy Ostroy found her murdered. With “Adrienne“, Andy set out on a very personal journey to bring her back to life for viewers, to discover the truth about his wife’s murder and offer a rare window into how a family confronts the unthinkable. He’s on the show today. “Adrienne” premieres on HBO & HBO Max on December 1st.

Skinner Myers has written and directed “The Sleeping Negro” which has been on the festival circuit. It opens to day in NYC at the Cinema Village, as well as in LA & Atlanta. Confronted with a series of racially charged incidents, a young black man (Myers) must overcome rage, alienation, and hopelessness in order to find his own humanity.

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