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25 November 2020

The getaway.

by Andrew MacGregor

New York Sunshine: “Repent or Perish” - 3 mins 58s

This offbeat short film arrives courtesy of co-directors Jordan Hall and John Margaritis, who somehow combine ‘Grand Theft Auto’ with DIY self-care. What begins as a run-of-the-mill car theft morphs into an oddly moving tale of escapism... and not just from a presumably pissed-off garage owner.

Initially shot like a gritty crime thriller, the film turns bright, airy, and almost soothing once the protagonist reaches the ocean. It’s here where the criminal indulges in an unusual hobby—albeit one recognisable to anyone who's felt like Steve McQueen in 'The Great Escape' recently. Who knows, it may even have a shot at appearing at the next Olympics if social distancing dictates.

Director: Jordan Hall Ⓦ (My Accomplice Ⓟ Ⓦ) / John Margaritis

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