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Promised Land

Promised Land is the new contemporary drama directed by Gus Van Sant (Good Will Hunting, Milk). Matt Damon plays Steve Butler, an ace corporate salesman who is sent along with his partner, Sue Thomason (Frances McDormand), to close a key rural town in his company’s expansion plans. With the town having been hit hard by the economic decline of recent years, the two outsiders see the local citizens as likely to accept their company’s offer, for drilling rights to their properties, as much-needed relief. What seems like an easy job for the duo becomes complicated by the objection of a respected schoolteacher (Hal Holbrook) with support from a grassroots campaign led by another man (John Krasinski), as well as the interest of a local woman (Rosemarie DeWitt). Promised Land explores America at the crossroads where big business and the strength of small-town community converge.



CRITICAL NOTES

"Damon's performance as corporate salesman Steve Butler is one of his best." - Claudia Puig, USA Today
FILM INFORMATION

Director: Gus Van Sant
Cast: Matt Damon, Frances McDormand, John Krasinski
Year: 2012
Runtime: 106 minutes
Country: USA
Language: English
Distributor: Alliance


Ratings: ON NR / BC NR / AB NR / SK NR / MB NR / QC NR / Maritmes NR

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