David Lowery's “Ain't Them Bodies Saints“ was one of the most impressive films you've refused to see in 2013. A major reason why the Texas born filmmaker was able to realize particular romantic crime drama in the first place, was the success of his 2011 short film “Pioneer“ that had more than just a celebrated festival run four years ago.
Starring Will Oldham and Myles Brooks, “Pioneer“ is set entirely in a children's room, as the father recalls the time when he met the kid's mother. Yep, that's basically it. No CGI excess, no pumping score - just a heavily atmospheric lil' film that believes in the power of storytelling. Moving and inspirational. And finally free for all of us to watch.