Amy Seimetz Gets Hypnotized, Premieres Sun Don't Shine at Borscht

"Anyone in here ever have any experience with hypnosis?" comedy hypnotist, Rich Alexander, asked the audience before he "zapped" filmmaker Amy Seimetz at Borscht's screening of her directorial debut, Sun Don't Shine, at O Cinema.

With Borscht's ever-unconventional methods of promoting experimental indie film work, it's no surprise that a screening during the eighth Borscht Film Festival might include a filmmaker, a hypnotist, and a shit ton of crazy. Seimetz screened her film with an interactive element where she chose to view her work under an entranced state in order to feel like she was seeing it for the first time, just like the audience.

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