Ain’t Them Bodies Saints
6:30pm, Sunday, August 25, Alabama Theatre
Tickets On Sale Now (Day Passes, Weekend Passes, VIP Passes and a limited number of Premium Single Tickets)
Somewhere in Texas. Two lovers, Ruth and Bob, run from the sheriff after an early morning bank robbery. Ruth shoots down a deputy, but Bob takes the rap. Facing a lifetime behind bars, he swears to return to her and their expected child, to unearth their buried loot, and to start a new life together. And a couple of years later, he makes good on his promise–breaking away from jail and setting foot on a long trek across a barren landscape. In his way is a determined Sheriff’s department as well as a dangerous pack of bounty hunters. What he doesn’t know, though, is that Ruth, living a more simple life, might be having a change of heart.
Saints captures many of the elements that define a classic western: the anti-hero, good guys and bad guys, hats and gunfights, and breathtaking landscapes shot on 35mm scope. It also has the timeless feel of a fairy tale or of an epic poem, a tonal quality that David Lowery has perfected since St. Nick and “Pioneer.” Carried by a seasoned all-star cast (Rooney Mara, Casey Affleck, Ben Foster, Keith Carradine, and Nate Parker) Ain’t Them Bodies Saintsstands as one of the cinematic highlights of the year.
Producer James Johnston is scheduled to attend