Free Screening In advance of our Winter Season of the FirstLook Film Forum (which will start in January) we offer a FREE screening of PROMISED LAND. Unlike a regular Film Forum, there will not be a brunch--but our concession stand will be open, and a discussion will follow the film. Doors open at 9:30am, film starts at 10am.
Promised Land is a 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. (R, 106 mins)
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Mac McKinney Sep 28, 2010
The Church of the Flickering Light is really a surrealistic cult only for the strong of art. Bagels and coffee are our sacraments, Tench the Father, Mike the Son, Jean Cocteau the Holy Ghost. Who wants to be Mary? Note I did not say Virgin, just for all you Albigensians, Cathars and sacred courtesans out there. We also believe in Divine Alchemy, which demands that Yin/Yang merge in mind, body and heart, thus creating the vanguard children of visionary cinema and culture, for yes indeed, Life Does Imitate Art!