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.
Event Type(s): Film
Age Group(s): Adults, Seniors