First Reformed (2017)
Director: Paul Schrader Run Time: 113 min. Rating: R Release Year: 2018
Starring: Amanda Seyfried, Cedric the Entertainer, Ethan Hawke, Philip Ettinger, Victoria Hill
Country: United States, United Kingdom, Australia
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About the film:
A pastor of a small church in upstate New York starts to spiral out of control after a soul-shaking encounter with an unstable environmental activist and his pregnant wife.
“A Taxi Driver for the present day, with Hawke in a career-best performance.”
—Rafer Guzman for Newsday
About the filmmaker:
Critic and acclaimed writer-director Paul Schrader has a knack for telling stories of self-destruction and redemption. His films have screened at festivals around the world, including Cannes, Venice, Berlin, Sundance, and Toronto. His features include American Gigolo (1980), Mishima: A Life in Four Chapters (1985), Light Sleeper (1992), Affliction (1997), The Walker (2007), and the Academy Award-nominated dramatic thriller First Reformed (2017). He also penned the screenplays for Martin Scorsese’s Taxi Driver (1976), Raging Bull (1980), The Last Temptation of Christ (1988), and Bringing Out the Dead (1999).See our upcoming films