Most outlaw films and Westerns follow their culprits’ paths from motivation to criminal strategizing to execution, often ending in a hail of gunfire and a denouement of settled dust.
Dallas filmmaker David Lowery’s languid and engrossing “Ain’t Them Bodies Saints” catches up with its troubled protagonists just before a violent act unravels the story.
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‘Ain’t Them Bodies Saints’
Starring: Casey Affleck, Rooney Mara, Ben Foster, Keith Carradine
Rating: R for language including some sexual references.
Running time: 1 hour, 45 minutes
Theaters: Violet Crown
Filmmaker David Lowery will be in attendance for Q&A sessions following the 3:40 p.m., 5:50 p.m. and 8 p.m. screenings Saturday at the Violet Crown Theatre.
For our interview with Lowery, visit Austin360.com/movies.