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175 Ratings

Sun Don't Shine

Directed by Amy Seimetz
United States, 2012


The film follows Crystal (Kate Lyn Sheil) and her boyfriend Leo (Kentucker Audley) on a tense and mysterious road trip through the desolate yet hauntingly beautiful landscape of central Florida.

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Sun Don't Shine Directed by Amy Seimetz

Awards & Festivals

SXSW Film Festival

2012 | Winner: Chicken & Egg Emergent Narrative Woman Director Award (Special Jury Award)

Village Voice Film Poll

2013 | 3rd place: Best First Feature

Indiewire Critics' Poll

2012 | Winner: Best Undistributed Film

2013 | Nominee: Best First Feature



Sun Don’t Shine is itself a battle between the raw and the cooked, as these two wunderkinder, along with fellow multi-hyphenate Kentucker Audley, contend with casting a tried-and-true thin-thread lovers-on-the-run plot into the realm of pure character study.
September 20, 2013
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Sun Don’t Shine serves up a stiff cocktail of suspense and dread in a remarkably lean and economical fashion… [The film] suggests a contemporary American indie cinema haunted by the ghosts of the New Hollywood just as that movement took its cues from mid-century European art cinema, and it will be fascinating to see how (and whether) filmmakers like Seimetz continue to explore this lineage.
May 02, 2013
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Sun Don’t Shine," a dreamily compelling lovers-on-the-lam movie, 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.
April 25, 2013
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