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Outdoors at the Queens County Farm MuseumFloral Park, NY, United States

ROOFTOP FILMS: Ain't Them Bodies Saints

Thursday, August 15, 2013, 8:00 PM to Friday, August 16, 2013, 1:00 AM
Outdoors at the Queens County Farm Museum, 73-50 Little Neck Parkway, Floral Park, NY 11004
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Online ticketing is closed. Door tickets will be available. To get here from New York City, take the LIRR from Penn Station to Little Neck on the Port Washington Line. A free shuttle will take audience members from the stop to the farm from 6pm to 2am every 30 min

Ain't Them Bodies Saints

Thursday, August 15
Outdoors at the Queens County Farm Museum
 73-50 Little Neck Parkway (Floral Park, New York)

Public Transportation Directions:
From Manhattan:
Take the Long Island Railroad from Penn Station to Little Neck on the Port Washington Line. A free shuttle will take audience members from the Little Neck LIRR stop to the farm from 6pm to 2am. The total trip from Penn Station to the farm should take about 45 minutes.
From Queens:
Take the E or F Train to Kew Gardens/Union Turnpike Station | Q46 Bus (eastbound on Union Tpk.) to Little Neck Parkway Stop | Cross Union Turnpike and walk North on Little Neck Parkway 3 blocks to Museum Entrance. Or take Hempstead Line to Floral Park Station or take Port Washington Line to Little Neck Station.

 

(David Lowery | 105 min.) There is a hypnotic power in David Lowery’s films, as with his debut feature, St. Nick (Rooftop 2009, leading to his receiving the Rooftop Filmmakers’ Fund and Edgeworx Studios Post Production Grant). His films exude a tension and danger that is larger than any element in them -- his characters are quiet and simply drawn, but you sense depth and passion in them; his filmmaking is subtle and understated, but there’s an energy in every shot; his stories are focused and direct, but they contain grandeur.

Ain’t Them Bodies Saints begins with a trancelike fugue, as two lovers fight in a sunset field, coo to each other in a parked pickup, and are suddenly thrust into a farmhouse gunfight. A jail term for him, a baby for her, years of aching separation, an escape . . . and then the stately story begins. Bob Muldoon (Casey Affleck) is on a quest to reunite with Ruth Guthrie (Rooney Mara). In early scenes with a friend who offers a hiding place, Muldoon is vague about whether he’s going to fetch Ruth. But a confrontation with his criminal mentor (Keith Carradine) lights the fuse. There’s something in Muldoon’s eyes, a look into the distance and future, something in his movements that reveal a controlled flame of desire. Seeing that, his journey feels inevitable, fated, yet desperate and fraught.

Another man, the local sheriff once shot by Ruth, is moving steadily in, played with stunning naïve charm by a thickly-mustachioed Ben Foster. The weight of domesticity and threat of danger is perhaps more than the romantic desperado adventures Muldoon once thought he wanted. Ain’t Them Bodies Saints represents a form of near-magical realism, so vivid and intense as to seem dreamlike. The romance is whispered in the past, the violence happens so fast you’re bleeding before you know someone fired. And so what Muldoon wants remains perhaps unclear -- as unclear as real life -- until his dying day.

- Mark Elijah Rosenberg

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No refunds. In the event of rain, show will be rescheduled. Please visit www.rooftopfilms.com for rain details. Seating is first come, first served. No outside alcohol is permitted.

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