Rooney Mara and Casey Affleck star in the Ain't Them Bodies Saints trailer

Rooney Mara in Ain't Them Bodies Saints

Nope, AIN’T THEM BODIES SAINTS isn’t a Terrence Malick film, but with the lush Texas landscapes and beautiful cinematography, it’s understandable someone might think he had a hand in it.  Instead, AIN’T THEM BODIES SAINTS is the fourth film from director David Lowery, but the first film you’ve probably heard of.  This has shot up on my list of most anticipated movies of the summer and if the initial critic reaction to the movie is any indication, it might be a player come awards season.  Although it’s hard to judge how well a film will do during awards season when it’s released over the summer.  AIN’T THEM BODIES SAINTS premiered at Sundance and received a ton of positive reviews, then did Cannes and got the same reaction, thanks in large part to the amazing performances from Rooney Mara and Casey Affleck.  You can see the trailer below and it’s clear that this is going to be a tearjerker and even if the story doesn’t blow you away, I’m guessing the directing and cinematography will.  Along with Rooney Mara and Casey Affleck, the film stars Keith Carradine, Ben Foster, Rami Malek and Charles Baker.  The David Lowery directed film hits theaters on August 16th.

AIN’T THEM BODIES SAINTS official synopsis: 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.

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