SALVATION BOULEVARD is a modern comedy based on the book of the same title by Larry Beinhart (Wag The Dog) about Pastor Dan Day, a charismatic evangelical preacher (Pierce Brosnan, The Ghost Writer) who has captivated a small western American town with his charm – and the promise of a sweet real estate development. Carl (Greg Kinnear, Little Miss Sunshine) is a former follower – not of Christ, but of the Grateful Dead – who has since become “found” in Dan’s Evangelical community, serving as one of the preacher’s great examples of spiritual and moral transformation. But Carl’s new belief system is turned upside down when he witnesses a sinful act that Pastor Dan’s doughy henchman (Jim Gaffigan, It’s Kind Of A Funny Story) aims to cover up. In the meantime, Carl finds himself on the run, torn between Honey (Marisa Tomei, The Wrestler), a security guard who still follows the Dead and partakes in those pleasures, and his militantly devout wife (Jennifer Connelly, A Beautiful Mind, as you’ve never seen her) and her daughter (Isabelle Fuhrman, Orphan), who is herself on the eve of taking a vow of sexual purity.
Written and directed by George Ratliff, also known for the award-winning documentary Hell House, about a mega church’s annual Halloween ritual of putting on a haunted house to scare kids into Christianity; as well as Plutonium Circus, the documentary about a secretive Nuclear Bomb Plant; and the psychological thriller Joshua starring Sam Rockwell and Vera Farmiga,
"Delivers a surprisingly spiritual message about sinners, saints, Satan and satire.” –L.A. Times
Landmark Theatres Engagements begin Friday, August 12, 2011
Embarcadero Center, 1 Embarcadero Center, San Francisco, CA (415) 276-4893
Landmark’s Shattuck Cinemas, 2230 Shattuck Avenue, Berkeley, CA (510) 464-5980
Added by landmark on August 5, 2011