First Reformed

From legendary writer-director Paul Schrader (Taxi Driver, American Gigolo, Raging Bull) comes a gripping new film that ranks among his very best work. Reverend Ernst Toller (Ethan Hawke) is a solitary parish priest at a small church in upstate New York, on the cusp of celebrating its 250th anniversary.

When a pregnant parishioner (Amanda Seyfried) asks Reverend Toller to counsel her husband, a radical environmentalist, Toller is plunged into his own tormented past and finds himself questioning his own future and where redemption might lie. With the pressure on him beginning to grow, he must do everything he can to stop events spiralling out of control.

This is an open captioned screening

“This mesmerizing drama of a pastor’s crisis of faith feels like the movie Paul Schrader was put on this planet to make” – Ann Hornaday, Washington Post

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