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South Texas Cinémathèque Screens Internationally-Known Independent Film ‘Ain’t Them Bodies Saints’

December 10, 2013

South Texas Cinematheque

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi and the Art Museum of South Texas hosted internationally known filmmaker, David Lowery, during a screening of his award-winning independent film, “Ain’t Them Bodies Saints” on Friday, Dec. 6, in the H.E.B Auditorium at the Art Museum of South Texas, as part of South Texas Cinémathèque film series.

“Ain’t Them Bodies Saints” tells the story of an outlaw who, in the 1970s, escapes from prison and sets out across the Texas countryside to reunite with his wife and the daughter he never met. Along the way, however, his past starts to catch up with him.

The 2013 film starred Rooney Mara, most widely known for her leading role in “Girl with the Dragon Tattoo;” Ben Foster, known for his roles in films such as “3:10 to Yuma” and “The Mechanic;” and Casey Affleck, a common face of the “Ocean’s Eleven,” “Ocean’s Twelve,” and “Ocean’s Thirteen” movies.

“South Texas Cinémathèque is designed to broaden South Texas residents’ access to independent film by bringing internationally recognized filmmakers to Corpus Christi, Texas for discussions and screenings,” said Edward Tyndall, Assistant Professor for the College of Liberal Arts. “The series gives students and members of the community rare opportunities to interact with internationally recognized film artists while broadening their understanding of the filmmaking process.”

Following the screening, guests enjoyed a question-and-answer session Lowery, director and writer. Lowery gave insight on his inspiration for the film, how it compared to others he has completed, and what he hopes to accomplish in the future.

South Texas Cinémathèque is produced in partnership with The Art Museum of South Texas and Texas A&M-Corpus Christi.

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