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Many of the picturesque rolling countryside and rural farms in the film Promised Land were along Slate Lick Road, about 40 miles NE of Pittsburgh in Armstrong County.

From the Focus Features website:

Adkins recalls, “In looking for stunning pastoral farmlands, I remembered Slate Lick Road from scouting other films. When Gus flew into town, I picked him up at the airport and we went out to the Worthington/Slate Lick area, driving along that distinctive road.”

“I had never been there before,” notes the director. “When John drove me around the country area outside Pittsburgh, it seemed perfect.”

“That was it,” says Adkins. “Our movie was coming to the region, which became as big a star of PROMISED LAND as anyone else.”

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