Thurs, June 21 - 4:45 P
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.
Read the film review by Campbell Dalglish here.
"Provocative and mesmerizing, FIRST REFORMED is a film that demands to be seen." — Calvin Wilson, St. Louis Post-Dispatch
"A "Taxi Driver" for the present day, with Hawke in a career-best performance." — Rafer Guzman, Newsday
Directed by Paul Schrader
Starring Amanda Seyfried, Ethan Hawke, Cedric the Entertainer
Running Time 1 hr 53 mins
General Admission: $9 * Students: $7 * Members: $6 * Children (12 & Under): $5