Promised Land in Select Theatres – Dec. 28, 2012

With our congregation’s participation in  FaCT – Faith Communities Together (for Frac Awareness) and with previous talks from community members on fracking & the energy crisis, we were excited to learn that the son of our Board Chairman Bill & his wife Jayne (Social Justice Chair) was an important part of the crew for the upcoming feature film, Promised Land, produced by John Krasinsky (The Office) & Matt Damon (Good Will Hunting) who also star in the movie. Bill & Jayne’s son, Chad Djubek, was the boom operator, recording sound for the film.

“In Promised Land, Matt Damon stars as Steve Butler, a corporate salesman whose journey from farm boy to big-time player takes an unexpected detour when he lands in a small town, where he grapples with a surprising array of both open hearts and closed doors. Gus Van Sant helms the film from an original screenplay written by John Krasinski & Matt Damon, from a story by Dave Eggers.

Steve has been dispatched to the rural town of McKinley with his sales partner, Sue Thomason (Academy Award winner Frances McDormand). The town has been hit hard by the economic decline of recent years, and the two consummate sales executives see McKinley’s 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 and a short stay for the duo becomes complicated – professionally by calls for community-wide consideration of the offer by respected schoolteacher Frank Yates (Academy Award nominee Hal Holbrook) and personally by Steve’s encounter with Alice (Rosemarie DeWitt). When Dustin Noble (John Krasinski), a slick environmental activist, arrives, suddenly the stakes, both personal and professional, rise to the boiling point.” – Taken from the official website.

View the trailer below, visit the website & plan on seeing it in select theatres starting Dec. 28!

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