Ain't Them Bodies Saints
Director David Lowery scheduled to attend | May 31 - Kirkland Screening Only
A big award-winner at Sundance and a hit at Cannes, a rare honor for an American film, Ain't Them Bodies Saints features young outlaws Bob (Casey Affleck) and Ruth (Rooney Mara) torn apart after a shootout lands Bob in prison. Palm Springs "Director to Watch" David Lowery has been compared to Terrence Malick and Robert Altman for this gorgeously poetic romance-cum-western crime saga.
|May 31, 2013||9:00 PM||Kirkland Performance Center||Date has passed|
|June 7, 2013||9:00 PM||SIFF Cinema Uptown||Date has passed|
This gorgeously poetic elegy to outlaw lovers tells the story of Bob Muldoon (Casey Affleck) and Ruth Guthrie (Rooney Mara), who, through a series of bad decisions, find themselves in the middle of a messy shoot out with the police. During the chaos, Ruth shoots a police detective. Bob takes the blame and is sent to prison as Ruth gives birth to their daughter. Overwhelmed with the urge to reunite with his family, Bob escapes after four years of incarceration. Though still loyal to her man, the intervening years have filled Ruth with conflicted emotions. She has found a new importance in motherhood, made a quiet life for herself with the help of an old friend (Keith Carradine), and developed an unexpected relationship with the police officer she injured (Ben Foster). Set in 1970s Texas, Ain't Them Bodies Saints contains dazzling cinematography that is bathed in dark greens and golden hues to evoke the lyrical impressionism of the American West. Reminiscent of Terrence Malick and Robert Altman, director David Lowery's talent is singular, and even through moments of explosive action, he paints a humanistic portrait of romance drenched with longing and loss.
Dallas-based film director and editor David Lowery was named an “Independent Icon” by IFC in 2010. In 2011, Filmmaker Magazine listed him in their “25 New Faces of Independent Film” feature.
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|Principal Cast:||Rooney Mara, Casey Affleck, Ben Foster, Nate Parker, Keith Carradine|
|Running Time:||105 minutes|
|Producer:||Toby Halbrooks, James M. Johnston, Jay Van Hoy, Lars Knudsen, Amy Kaufman, Cassian Elwes|
|Editors:||Craig McKay, Jane Rizzo|
|Awards:||Sundance 2013 (U. S. Dramatic Cinematography Award); Palm Springs International Film Festival 2013 (Directors to Watch)|
|Filmography:||St. Nick (2009)|
|US Distributor:||IFC Films|