Movie Short Review: ‘Gets Good Light’

Review by Lisa Payne

A luxury condo serves two dreams, both involving better lives for very different reasons.

By day, it’s for sale. By night, it provides shelter for an illegal family targeted by ICE for deportation.

Gets Good Light contrasts the shadows of day and night, light and dark. The gentrification of Brooklyn, and the callous “theft” of a valuable asset. Being the female boss of a real estate agent business versus being the wife holding together a fragile family unit that could be split up at any moment. The casual racism to and fetishism of the American black man against the deliberate cruelty and threats of ICE.

Very stylish cinematography and script, and a great cast for this short.

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