First Reformed

Feature | 14A | 113 min.

Showings

Uptown Theatre 4 Sun, Oct 14 7:30 PM
Uptown Theatre 2 Sat, Oct 20 6:30 PM
Film Info
Release Year:2017
Rating:14A - gory scenes
disturbing content
Genre:Drama/Thriller
Production Country:USA
Original Langauge:English
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Paul Schrader
Cast:Ethan Hawke
Amanda Seyfried
Michael Gaston
Cedric the Entertainer
Produced By:Jack Binder
Greg Clark
Gary Hamilton
Victoria Hill
David Hinojosa
Frank Murray
Deepak Sikka
Christine Vachon
Screenwriter:Paul Schrader
Music By:Brian Williams

Description

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.