Tag Archive | Gus Van Sant

A look at rural America: ‘Promised Land’

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(2012 – Director: Gus Van Sant   Cast: Matt Damon, Frances McDormand, John Krasinski)

On its surface, Promised Land looks like a left-wing anti-fracking movie sure to repel people not interested in watching something political. But down underneath is a story that glorifies what it means to live in a small community and understands the importance of rural America. Read More…






(2011 – Director: Gus Van Sant   Cast: Henry Hopper, Mia Wasikowska)

Restless is a movie that’s obsessed with death, but it ends up full of life and joy.  It’s a touching story that is wonderfully directed and written. Read More…


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