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Amy Seimetz's 'Sun Don't Shine' Gets Distribution Days Before Sundance Premieres 'Upstream Color'

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by Sophia Savage
January 16, 2013 3:44 PM
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Amy Seimetz' "Sun Don't Shine," which was named as Indiewire's #1 undistributed film, has finally found a release via Factory 25. Seimetz, who wrote/directed/produced/edited the film, will also be getting attention for her starring role in Shane Carruth's hotly-anticipated "Upstream Color," days away from premiering at Sundance. Seimetz could be considered the next Brit Marling, the multi-hyphenate who broke out with 2011 Sundance entries "Sound of my Voice" and "Another Earth" (although writer-actress-producer Marling has no directing credits).

"Sun Don't Shine" won a Special Jury award at SXSW. We interview her here. Check out the synopsis and trailer below:

Factory 25 will release the film theatrically on April 26, in addition to VOD platforms, iTunes, Amazon VUDU, X-Box, Sony Playstation and others.

Sun Don't Shine 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. From the outset, the purpose of their journey is unclear, and the motivations behind their heated altercations and shady errands are hazy, but sporadic moments of tenderness illuminate the loving bond between the two that exists underneath their overt tensions. As the couple travels up the Gulf Coast past an endless panorama of mangrove fields, trailer parks, and cookie-cutter housing developments, the disturbing details of their excursion gradually begin to emerge, revealing Crystal’s sinister past and the couple’s troubling future.

Sun Don't Shine Trailer from factory twenty five on Vimeo.

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  • nyismymuse.com | January 16, 2013 5:57 PMReply

    This feels like Martin de Thurah's Film I, down to the Kate Lyn Sheil narrative...but you tell me:
    http://www.nowness.com/day/2011/2/16/1301/johan-lindebergs-blk-dnm

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