First Reformed

Showed at Images 6/1/2018–6/28/2018

Starring: Ethan Hawke, Amanda Seyfried, Bill Hoag, Cedric Kyles

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From writer-director Paul Schrader (Taxi Driver) comes a gripping thriller about a crisis of faith that is at once personal, political, and planetary. Ethan Hawke gives the performance of his career as Reverend Ernst Toller.

Reverend Ernst Toller 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 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.

Presented on our Main Screen through Thursday, June 21
Presented in Cinema Pop-Up Thursday, June 22 through Thursday, June 28

  • Director: Paul Schrader
  • Rating: Not Rated
  • Runtime: 1 hour 48 minutes
  • Genre: Drama

“Ethan Hawke brilliantly plays an alcoholic Protestant minister undergoing a profound spiritual and psychological crisis. A stunning, enrapturing film, and a crowning work by one of the American cinema‚Äôs most essential artists, director Paul Schrader. ”