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Watch: First Clip From Sundance Favorite 'Ain't Them Bodies Saints' With Casey Affleck & Rooney Mara

by Drew Taylor
May 16, 2013 4:58 PM
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At the Cannes Film Festival this week, members of the press will get a special screening of "Ain't Them Bodies Saints," the Sundance smash that stars Casey Affleck and Rooney Mara as a husband and wife with a criminal history (he's an escaped convict, she's his former partner-in-crime, together they have a child that was born while he was locked up). And to accompany this special screening, there's a brand new clip that's hit the web, courtesy of Entertainment Weekly.

The scene (the opening of the movie) is brief but beautiful and involves a heated conversation between Mara and Affleck that, even if you've never been locked up for criminal activity, you can probably relate to. It's apparent, from just a minute of footage, why this film, with its sunlit naturalism, was receiving comparisons to the early works of Terrence Malick (particularly "Badlands").

"Ain't Them Bodies Saints," which is just about the hardest title to say this side of "The Rural Juror," also stars Ben Foster, Rami Malek, Keith Carradine, and Nate Parker. Something tells us that after the special Cannes screening the buzz is going to keep on building. Writer/director David Lowery is officially the next big thing, too, having recently scored the former David Fincher project "Torso" (about Elliot Ness' post-Untouchables period hunting down a serial killer) and a high profile gig for Disney updating "Pete's Dragon."

IFC will release "Ain't Them Bodies Saints" on August 16th.

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  • EvanBogert | May 22, 2013 3:15 AMReply

    Man, this looks so good!

  • FiveEasyPieces | May 17, 2013 4:11 AMReply

    It looks great. So interesting and weirdly beautiful.

  • FiveEasyPieces | May 17, 2013 4:11 AMReply

    It looks great. So interesting and weirdly beautiful.

  • FiveEasyPieces | May 17, 2013 4:10 AMReply

    It looks great. So interesting and weirdly beautiful.

  • RL | May 17, 2013 2:21 AMReply

    The video doesn't work,man.It says the video hasn't uploaded yet or th--

  • RL | May 17, 2013 2:47 AM

    Never mind,it works now,sorry..

  • yer | May 16, 2013 8:26 PMReply

    Tips for being a successful new filmmaker: copy Terrence Malick

  • Yazzuer | May 17, 2013 9:57 AM

    Don't be one of those dipshits. The movie is much, much more than that.

  • DG | May 16, 2013 5:57 PMReply

    This seems like it's going to be a cross between Badlands and Thieves Like Us. Looks amazing so far

  • dioshit | May 16, 2013 5:15 PMReply

    looks good.

  • 333222323 | May 16, 2013 5:02 PMReply

    Is this the only clip/footage released so far? It looks good, I'm excited

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