Sun Don't Shine
Sun Don't Shine (2013)

Written and directed by actress/filmmaker Amy Seimetz (Tiny Furniture, Upstream Color and Pit Stop), Sun Don't Shine follows Crystal (Kate Lyn Sheil) and her boyfriend Leo (Kentucker Audley) on a tense and mysterious road trip through… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: April 26, 2013
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Critic Score: 94% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Jeannette Catsoulis
New York Times

Unspools like a Françoise Sagan novel: purposefully, enigmatically and with a raw emotional purity that makes its volatile central couple appear even more defenseless than they really are.

Nathan Rabin
AV Club

Working wonders on a tight budget, Seimetz uses handheld cameras and tight compositions to create an air of claustrophobic intensity interspersed with moments of ragged beauty.

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Ignatiy Vishnevetsky
MUBI

What Seimetz accomplishes is a unity of camera style, acting style, editing style, and narrative rhythm; it's no small feat to make a small film this smartly assured.

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John Hartl
Seattle Times

Writer-director Amy Seimetz's oddly sunny film noir is a classic tale of young lovers on the run, reminiscent in tone of the darkly comic moments in Terrence Malick's "Badlands."

David Fear
Time Out

Seimetz hasn't quite figured out how to sustain long-form tension; by the time this modest microindie noir starts laying its cards on the table, your attention will have already folded.

Leah Churner
Cinema Scope

In its moodiness and slow pace, it resembles Curtis Harrington's Night Tide, but it's also as funny, violent and vertiginous as George Armitage's Miami Blues.

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Miriam Bale
New York Daily News

[Audley's] richly textured debut is assured in every choice, from first frame to last.

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Katie Walsh
The Playlist

This is the feature directorial debut of actress Amy Seimetz, and while it doesn't quite go all the way, it demonstrates an interesting sense of style and a firm handle on expressing an inner world on film.

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Jonathan Kiefer
SF Weekly

Seimetz assuredly updates the pulp scenario with contemporary indie-film vernacular.

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Flixster Audience Score: 49% Flixster User Reviews
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'Sun Don't Shine'. Highly combustible characters and tension that escalates nicely. Amy Seimetz is a talented gal! Sound design rocks too.
Greg S
A sullen and violent man and his jealous and manipulative girlfriend flee from cops in central Florida. Good performances and sporadic emotional outbursts… More