The Milk Carton Kids Featured in Film, ‘Promised Land’

FTT2 - The Milk Carton KidsThe Milk Carton Kids, the singer-songwriter duo recently signed to Anti-, have three of their songs featured prominently in the new Gus Van Sant-directed drama Promised Land, which is written by and stars Matt Damon and John Krasinski. Van Sant first heard the Los Angeles- based duo of Kenneth Pattengale and Joey Ryan when they performed in his hometown of Portland, OR. The twice Oscar-nominated director made a similar musical discovery for his 1997 film Good Will Hunting, fusing the songs of songwriter-musician Elliott Smith with a screenplay co-written by star Damon. Smith went on to receive an Oscar nomination for his song “Miss Misery.” For additional information, contact Hilary Okun at hilary@epitaph.com or Ray Costa, rcosta@costacomm.com

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