First Reformed

108 Min • PG

Showings

Lark Theater Fri, Jul 20 4:30 PM
Lark Theater Sat, Jul 21 10:20 AM
Lark Theater Sun, Jul 22 8:45 PM
Lark Theater Mon, Jul 23 6:30 PM
Lark Theater Tue, Jul 24 2:30 PM
Lark Theater Thu, Jul 26 12:45 PM
Lark Theater Fri, Jul 27 4:20 PM
Lark Theater Sun, Jul 29 10:30 AM
Lark Theater Mon, Jul 30 6:30 PM
Lark Theater Wed, Aug 1 1:20 PM
Lark Theater Mon, Aug 6 10:20 AM
Lark Theater Thu, Aug 9 4:45 PM
Film Info
Event Type:Movie
Release Year:2018
Rating:R
Genre:Drama
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Paul Schrader
Cast:Ethan Hawke
Amanda Seyfried
Cedric the Entertainer
Michael Gaston
Screenwriter:Paul Schrader

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.


"A direct expression from the soul onto celluloid, unvarnished and uncompromised, and Schrader's best film in years."  - San Francisco Chronicle


"A mesmerizingly austere drama of one man's apocalyptic crisis of faith, feels like the movie Paul Schrader was put on this planet to make." - Washington Post