'Sun Don't Shine'

Daily reviews and interviews

SXSW Film

Sun Don't Shine

Emerging Visions
D: Amy Seimetz; with Kate Lyn Sheil, Kentucker Audley

An enigmatic Southern Gothic that wends its way over and around the back roads of Southern Florida, this haunting and mysterious film feels like a fever dream. Moody Crystal (Sheil) and boyfriend Leo (Audley) are close enough in tone to Badlands' Kit and Holly to be distant family, although what this pair is running from isn't evident to the viewer at first. When the truth in the trunk is revealed, the stakes are raised and questions of sanity, truth, and love envelop the couple like a dark, starless night. Sheil has a formidable screen presence, all pouts and wild mood swings. Audley is, in his own way, just as arresting, the cool head with the dangerous heart. High praise goes to cinematographer Jay Keitel, whose work here brings new meaning to the world "sultry."


Thursday, March 15, 11:15am, Alamo Lamar

A note to readers: Bold and uncensored, The Austin Chronicle has been Austin’s independent news source for almost 40 years, expressing the community’s political and environmental concerns and supporting its active cultural scene. Now more than ever, we need your support to continue supplying Austin with independent, free press. If real news is important to you, please consider making a donation of $5, $10 or whatever you can afford, to help keep our journalism on stands.

Support the Chronicle  

READ MORE
SXSW Film Releases Full Feature Lineup
SXSW Film Releases Full Feature Lineup
Slate includes everyone from Wes Anderson to the Zellners

Monica Riese, Jan. 30, 2014

Mindy Kaling Comes to SXSW
Mindy Kaling Comes to SXSW
The comedian and showrunner will speak March 9

Monica Riese, Jan. 21, 2014

More Screens Reviews
SXSW Film
SXSW Film Reviews: 'TPB AFK: The Pirate Bay Away From Keyboard'
Daily Reviews and Interviews

Richard Whittaker, March 15, 2013

SXSW Film
SXSW Film Reviews: 'Unhung Hero'
Daily Reviews and Interviews

Joey Keeton, March 15, 2013

More by Marc Savlov
I’ve Got Issues
Mournful, doleful, hopeful Austin comedy finds empathy in the edges

Sept. 18, 2020

Space Dogs
Disturbing history of animals in space is rightly upsetting

Sept. 18, 2020

KEYWORDS FOR THIS STORY

SXSW Film

MORE IN THE ARCHIVES
NEWSLETTERS
One click gets you all the newsletters listed below

Breaking news, arts coverage, and daily events

Can't keep up with happenings around town? We can help.

Austin's queerest news and events

New recipes and food news delivered Mondays

All questions answered (satisfaction not guaranteed)

Information is power. Support the free press, so we can support Austin.   Support the Chronicle