|Sun 19th May||4.30pm|
|Mon 20th May||7.45pm|
|Tues 21st May||10.30am P&B|
|Thurs 23rd May||10.30am|
Dir. Gus Van Sant, USA/United Arab Emirates, 2012, 106 mins
Matt Damon, Frances McDormand, John Krasinski, Rosemarie DeWitt
Directed by Gus Van Sant (Milk, Good Will Hunting), Promised Land stars Matt Damon as Steve Butler, an ace corporate salesman who is sent along with his partner, Sue Thomason (McDormand), to close a deal with a key rural town in his fracking 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 as much-needed relief. But what first seems like an easy job for the duo becomes complicated by the strong objections of some of the residents.
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