Sundance 2013 Images: 'Fruitvale,' Shane Carruth's 'Upstream Color,' Rooney Mara & Casey Affleck In 'Ain't Them Bodies Saints'

The first wave of Sundance 2013 programming has been unveiled (find the full list of U.S. and World narrative and documentary titles, plus the NEXT line-up, here) along with some intriguing first images from films like David Lowery's Ain't Them Bodies Saints, starring Rooney Mara and Casey Affleck as 1970s outlaw lovers, and Primer director Shane Carruth's sophomore film Upstream Color.

The U.S. dramatic competition line-up is filled with exciting titles and filmmakers; below, check out the first images from Ain't Them Bodies Saints, Upstream Color, and another highly anticipated film on my Sundance radar, Fruitvale — about the last day in the life of Bay Area man Oscar Grant, who was shot and killed by BART police in a headline-grabbing 2009 incident that sparked outrage in Oakland, California.

Ain't Them Bodies Saints, director and screenwriter David Lowery
Synopsis: The tale of an outlaw who escapes from prison and sets out across the Texas hills to reunite with his wife and the daughter he has never met.
Cast: Rooney Mara, Casey Affleck, Ben Foster, Nate Parker, Keith Carradine.

Rooney Mara Casey Affleck Sundance

Upstream Color, director and screenwriter Shane Carruth)
Synopsis: A man and woman are drawn together, entangled in the life cycle of an ageless organism. Identity becomes an illusion as they struggle to assemble the loose fragments of wrecked lives.
Cast: Amy Seimetz, Shane Carruth, Andrew Sensenig, Thiago Martins.

Upstream Color Shane Carruth Sundance

Fruitvale, director and screenwriter Ryan Coogler
Synopsis: The true story of Oscar, a 22-year-old Bay Area resident who crosses paths with friends, enemies, family and strangers on the last day of 2008.
Cast: Michael B. Jordan, Octavia Spencer, Melonie Diaz, Ahna O'Reilly, Kevin Durand, Chad Michael Murray.

Fruitvale Sundance 2013

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