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Saturday Movie Matinee PROMISED LAND

Event Type: Film
Age Group(s): Adults, Seniors
Date: 5/18/2013
Start Time: 1:30 PM
End Time: 3:15 PM
Description:
 Steve Butler is 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. Steve has been dispatched to the rural town of McKinley with his sales partner, Sue Thomason. 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 and personally by Steve's encounter with Alice. When Dustin Noble, a slick environmental activist, arrives, suddenly the stakes, both personal and professional, rise to the boiling point.

Matt Damon, John Krasinski, Frances McDormand
Focus Features; Directed by Gus Van Sant
Rated R; 106 minutes; 2013

Free Refreshments will be served but feel free to bring a nonperishable food item for donation to the Black Rock Food Pantry.
Library: Bridgeport Public Library-Black Rock Branch
Location: Program Room #2
Contact: John Soltis
Contact Number: 203 337-9676
Link: View Trailer