While the mumblecore movement may in fact find its leader in director Joe Swanberg, one name that is rivaling his as the best of this polarizing collective of filmmakers is director Lynn Shelton. Projects like Humpday and Your Sister’s Sister have proven that she’s one of today’s most interesting and intimate filmmakers, and thankfully, she’s not slowing down her pace anytime soon.
The Playlist reports that the filmmaker has lined up an adaptation of Mishna Wolff’s memoir entitled I’m Down, which tells her story, the story (as Shelton puts it) of a “white girl in this black culture,” the “black culture” found in Seattle.
I’m Down sounds like an interesting project for Shelton to take on, and apparently has gone into the Sundance Labs to get adapted into a screenplay. The film will follow her next picture, Laggies, but with Shelton’s pace at its very height, it should be too long before we see what her plans are with this one. I think the premise sounds really great, and while I haven’t read the book, the plot is enough to really catch my interest. I think Shelton’s a great filmmaker, and is truly a standout within the mumblecore movement. Hopefully one day we can see something like The Criterion Collection give this movement the justice it deserves.
Source The Playlist