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    'Ain't Them Bodies Saints' Director David Lowery Singles Out Short Films at Maryland Film Festival Opening

    Most film festivals contain short film programs, but by the time viewers get to the end of a lengthy program, its earlier contents often feel like a distant dream. The Maryland Film Festival, which kicked off its 15th edition last night, has hit on a different formula.

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    'Ain't Them Bodies Saints' Director David Lowery to Host Maryland Film Festival Opening Night

    Now in its 15th year, the Maryland Film Festival (May 8-12) announced today that "Ain't Them Bodies Saints" director David Lowery will host the opening night in Baltimore, which is devoted to short films.

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    The Best Double Bill of the Year: How Matthew McConaughey in 'Mud' and Amy Seimetz's 'Sun Don't Shine' Make Us Sympathize With Criminals

    Crime is one of the great story hooks that movies have to offer us, playing some key role in any number new releases on a regular basis. Blockbuster formula tends to gloss over criminal activity in favor of black-and-white dualities: Good prevails over evil. The aliens are vanquished. The Avengers ...

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    Cannes Unveils Critics' Week Lineup Including Lowery's 'Ain't Them Bodies Saints,' Adds Guest of Honor Kim Novak

    In Cannes news, the 52nd International Critics' Week sidebar has announced its official selection of seven international films in competition as well as three special screenings. One of the special screenings includes David Lowery's Sundance hit "Ain't Them Bodies Saints," which stars Casey Affleck ...

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    'Ain't Them Bodies Saints' Filmmaker David Lowery To Direct Old David Fincher Serial Killer Project 'Torso'

    It didn't win any major prizes and it wasn't scooped up by a major studio, but easily one of the best films at Sundance 2013 was filmmaker/jack of all trades David Lowery's "Ain't Them Bodies Saints" (it landed right at the top of our five best films from the 2013 Sundance film festival). A triple t...

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    In the Works: Robert Redford Set to Star in David Lowery's Next Film, True-Crime Story 'The Old Man and the Gun'

    Screen icon Robert Redford is attached to star in the next film by David Lowery, who caught plenty of buzz at this year's Sundance with his lyrical Western "Ain't Them Bodies Saints." The new project is "The Old Man and the Gun," an adaptation of David Grann's 2003 New Yorker article.

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    On The Rise: 12 Directors To Watch In 2013

    So far in our On The Rise series this year, we've looked at talent on the ascension in front of the camera, with a cluster of actors and actresses who look set for great things. We've also highlighted promising cinematographers, writers and composers who've already proven their worth, and look like ...

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    Why Studios Raid Indies Like 'Ain't Them Bodies Saints' Director David Lowery, Signed to Reinvent Disney's 'Pete's Dragon'

    David Lowery, director of Sundance's buzzy Western "Ain't Them Bodies Saints," has been tapped by Disney to co-write with his producer Toby Halbrooks a reinvention of the Mouse House's classic family film, "Pete's Dragon." Reportedly it will not be a musical, as the 1977 original is, and at the mome...

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    'Ain't Them Bodies Saints' Director David Lowery Jumps To Disney To Write New Take On 'Pete's Dragon'

    Okay, if Lynne Ramsay exiting "Jane Got A Gun" wasn't already the biggest surprise news of the day, this probably would be. David Lowery, who seemed to be everywhere in Park City in January was writer of the Slamdance entry "Pit Stop," editor on Shane Carruth's Sundance film "Upsteam Color" while un...

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