DIGGING FOR FIRE
2015, The Orchard, 85 min, USA, Dir: Joe Swanberg

Tim (Jake Johnson) and Lee (Rosemarie DeWitt) are housesitting when Tim unearths a gun and a bone in the backyard, a discovery that sends the husband and wife in separate directions. This droll and insightful marital drama features a great cast including Sam Rockwell, Orlando Bloom and Brie Larson. “Joe Swanberg's starriest picture is a lovely slice of everything and nothing disguised as a murder mystery.” - Ben Kenigsberg, Variety


PROMISED LAND
2012, Focus Features, 106 min, USA, Dir: Gus Van Sant

Matt Damon and “The Office”’s John Krasinski penned the screenplay (based on a story by Dave Eggers) and star as two men on opposite sides of a hot button issue when big business comes to a small town. Damon and Frances McDormand represent a natural gas company and see their offer for drilling rights as an economic lifeline to a rural community in decline, but locals Krasinski, Hal Holbrook and Rosemarie DeWitt object to the plan. While the topic of “fracking” gives PROMISED LAND an up-to-the-minute urgency, the drama of people whose best intentions nonetheless put them at odds is timeless.


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