In Depth

Matt Damon | An Exceptional Everyman
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In PROMISED LAND, Matt Damon plays an everyman figure caught in a web of corporate intrigue and small-town politics. As in some roles before, Damon shows he is a master of making the familiar at once emotional and powerfully complex.
John Krasinski | PROMISED LAND's Founding Father
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In writing and starring in PROMISED LAND, John Krasinski brings together the skills he’s been honing for the last few years – from acting in smart romantic comedies and the TV hit The Office, as well as writing and directing a feature film.
Hal Holbrook | The Wise Man of the PROMISED LAND
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Cast as the thoughtful teacher who calls for reason in PROMISED LAND, Hal Holbrook is on familiar ground. Since playing Mark Twain as a youth, he’s been Hollywood’s go-to actor for a sage, smart figure.
Frances McDormand | An Inspiration and a Colleague
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Frances McDormand has risen to become one of film’s most respected actresses for the depth and humanity she brings to her characters, as well as her seemingly magical ability to transform herself from role to role.
Gus Van Sant | An American Filmmaker
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A look at the varied career of Gus Van Sant, the director of PROMISED LAND, from his avant-garde and minimalist roots to his forays into mainstream Hollywood cinema.
Titus Welliver, Matt Damon, John Krasinski, Gus Van Sant, Rosemarie DeWitt and Hal Holbrook
Inside Our Movies LA Premiere of PROMISED LAND
The stars, filmmakers and friends of PROMISED LAND showed up for the film's December 6th premiere in Los Angeles.
Matt Damon
Inside Our Movies The Powerful Vision of PROMISED LAND
While PROMISED LAND deals with contemporary issues, the dramatic struggle at its heart, explains the cast and crew, is as old and profound as the promise of America itself.
Rosemarie DeWitt and Matt Damon
Inside Our Movies Building a Community in PROMISED LAND
Matt Damon and John Krasinski wrote and star in PROMISED LAND, and their supporting cast of remarkable actors, like Frances McDormand, Hal Holbrook, and Rosemarie DeWitt, gives this American story real depth and dimension.
Frances McDormand  and Matt Damon
Inside Our Movies Seeing PROMISED LAND
In PROMISED LAND, cinematographer Linus Sandgren and costume designer Juliet Polcsa worked with Gus Van Sant to bring to the screen an America audiences could recognize.
Matt  Damon
Inside Our Movies Finding PROMISED LAND
While PROMISED LAND is an all American tale, the film was shot in real locations in Western Pennsylvania whose citizens and landscape helped shape the story.
Matt  Damon
Inside Our Movies Getting to the PROMISED LAND
When John Krasinski told Matt Damon about his idea for a movie several years ago, neither had any idea it was the beginning of a remarkable writing collaboration – and beautiful friendship.
John Krasinski, Gus Van Sant and Matt Damon
Inside Our Movies Participant Media and their PROMISED LAND of Social Activism
Gus Van Sant’s powerful drama PROMISED LAND tells a riveting story that also connects to important social issues. That’s no coincidence for its production company, Participant Media, which for over nine yeas has been creating successful entertainment with a social conscience.
Scoot McNairy
Inside Our Movies Small Town Films
The small town of McKinley in PROMISED LAND isn’t just the locale; it’s another character. We look at how other films have focused their drama by making small towns central to their story.
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