Screening
First Reformed

Part of Curators' Choice 2018
Saturday, January 5, 4:30 p.m.
Museum of the Moving Image - Redstone Theater

Dir. Paul Schrader. 2017, 113 mins. DCP. With Ethan Hawke, Amanda Seyfried, Cedric Kyles. From writer-director Paul Schrader (Taxi Driver, American Gigolo) comes one of the most acclaimed films of the year—a gripping thriller about a crisis of faith that is at once personal, political, and planetary. Reverend Ernst Toller (Hawke) is a solitary 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 mega-church, Abundant Life. When a pregnant parishioner (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.

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