FIRST REFORMED

| 2018 | 1 hr 53 mins. | |
Written and Directed by Paul Schrader

Friday March 22, 2019, 7:30 PM
Saturday March 23, 2019 7:30 PM
Sunday March 24, 2019, 4:00 PM
Wednesday March 27, 2019, 7:30 PM
Thursday March 28, 2019, 7:30 PM


$12 General Admission, $9 Member,
$7 child age 14 or younger
Doors Open for admissions 30 min. prior to screening
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Written and Directed by Paul Schrader

Starring Ethan Hawke

Reverend Ernst Toller (Ethan Hawke) is a solitary, middle-aged parish pastor at a small Dutch Reform church in upstate New York on the cusp of celebrating its 250th anniversary. Once a stop on the Underground Railroad, the church is now a tourist attraction catering to a dwindling congregation, eclipsed by its nearby parent church, Abundant Life, with its state-of-the-art facilities and 5,000-strong flock. When a pregnant parishioner (Amanda Seyfried) asks Reverend Toller to counsel her husband, a radical environmentalist, the clergyman finds himself plunged into his own tormented past, and equally despairing future, until he finds redemption in an act of grandiose violence. From writer-director Paul Schrader (Taxi Driver; American Gigolo; Affliction) comes a gripping thriller about a crisis of faith that is at once personal, political, and planetary.

 

"The latest film from pugnacious director/writer Paul Schrader is as austere and revelatory as a church confessional..." - Houston Chronicle

"First Reformed deserves all praise." -  Toronto Star

Winner of BEST ACTOR, Independent Spirit Awards for 2018

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