Hello fellow Dorks! We aren’t done with 2012 just yet, and today we are going to send ten lucky winners in TORONTO, OTTAWA, HALIFAX, and WINNIPEG a pair of passes to see an advance screening of one of the year’s most highly anticipated dramas, PROMISED LAND on Thursday, January 3rd at 7:00pm from Dork Shelf and Alliance Films.

Promised Land is the new contemporary drama directed by Gus Van Sant (Good Will Hunting, Milk). Matt Damon plays Steve Butler, an ace corporate salesman who is sent along with his partner, Sue Thomason (Frances McDormand), to close a key rural town in his company’s expansion plans. With the town having been hit hard by the economic decline of recent years, the two outsiders see the local 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 for the duo becomes complicated by the objection of a respected schoolteacher (Hal Holbrook) with support from a grassroots campaign led by another man (John Krasinski), as well as the interest of a local woman (Rosemarie DeWitt). Promised Land explores America at the crossroads where big business and the strength of small-town community converge. Written by Academy Award winner Damon and Krasinski.

Promised Land opens in Canada on Friday, January 4th, but here’s how you can see it early. Simply email with PROMISED LAND and YOUR CITY in the subject line. Please only one entry per household. For additional chances to win, like the contest announcement on our Facebook page and/or re-Tweet the announcement from our Twitter. Deadline for entries is 11:59pm on Monday, January 1st.

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