I have heard the title Ain’t Them Bodies Saints associated with good buzz for what seems like a while now, but not knowing much about the film. Today, the first trailer for the film hit and it reminds me of a softer Bonnie and Clyde. Two young outlaws get caught in Texas in the 1970s. The guy goes to jail while the girl waits for him. Unfortunately, the cop that got shot during the shootout that got them caught moves in on the girl and the couple’s daughter. It is unknown from the trailer if his intentions are good, but the guy who gets out of jail is not too happy about the situation. Of course, this probably all ends rather violently. The film looks to be beautifully shot in Texas, but I hope there is a lot more to it than beautifully shot scenes.
The film stars Casey Affleck, Rooney Mara, Ben Foster, and Keith Carradine. David Lowery wrote and directed the film.
“Bob Muldoon (Casey Affleck) and Ruth Guthrie (Rooney Mara), an impassioned young outlaw couple on an extended crime spree, are finally apprehended by lawmen after a shootout in the Texas hills. Although Ruth wounds a local officer, Bob takes the blame. But four years later, Bob escapes from prison and sets out to find Ruth and their daughter, born during his incarceration. Set against the backdrop of 1970’s Texas Hill Country, director David Lowery paints a poetic picture, evoking the mythology of westerns and saturating the dramatic space with an aching sense of loss. Featuring powerful performances by Affleck, Mara as well as Ben Foster and Keith Carradine, AIN’T THEM BODIES SAINTS is a story of love, motherhood, and searching for peace while faced with an unrelenting past.”
Ain’t Them Bodies Saints is in theatres August 16, 2013.
Source: iTunes Trailers
by Sarah Ksiazek