First Reformed

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First Reformed

Thursday 20th September 2018 - 7:45 pm - 10:00 pm, Palmer Building

Rev. Toller (Hawke), an ill man in the midst of a spiritual breakdown, is put upon to organise a fête for the re-consecration of his 250-year-old First Reformed church in upstate NY.  The event tests his perilous fragility and he finds a climatic outlet when a pregnant parishioner asks him to counsel her radical environmentalist husband who does not want to bring a child into this world. 

USA 2017 – Directed by Paul Schrader with Ethan Hawke, Amanda Seyfried, Cedric the Entertainer – 113 min


This mesmerizing drama of a pastor’s crisis of faith feels like the movie Paul Schrader was put on this planet to make – WASHINGTON POST             

Ethan Hawke, whose great gift as an actor is that you can almost never see him acting, is superb as the troubled pastor – THE GUARDIAN 

First Reformed, the latest film from pugnacious director/writer Paul Schrader, is as austere and revelatory as a church confessional – HOUSTON CHRONICLE



Category: 15, Drama, Thriller, USA

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