Running Time: 108min
Film Year: 2017
Category: Marquee Series
Tortured by the loss of a son he encouraged to enlist in the armed forces, a small-town church minister and ex-military chaplain Ernst Toller (Ethan Hawke) struggles with his faith when a pregnant woman (Amanda Seyfried) and her radical environmentalist husband come to him for counseling.
Paul Schrader is one of the finest American writers and filmmakers of the modern cinema. His achievements include writing the screenplay for “Taxi Driver” and directing “American Gigolo”. His latest feature is a fiercely intelligent thriller held together by conflicted religious fury blending exaltation and torment to excavate deep personal history and to reveal present-day anger and pain with wondrous intensity. The result is one of his most profound works in five decades. More than a look back at the past, the film is also solidly rooted in the present in ways that will surprise and perhaps even shock.
A Conversation with Paul Schrader
Preceding the screening of First Reformed, join us for an in-depth conversation with Paul Schrader as he talks about his eventful career, his new film, and the future of the environment.
Director: Paul Schrader
Producer: Jack Binder, Greg Clark, Gary Hamilton, Victoria Hill, David Hinojosa, Frank Murray, Deepak Sikka, Christine Vachon
Screenwriter: Paul Schrader
Executive Producer: Brian Beckmann, Philip Burgin, Brooke Lyndon-Stanford, Martin McCabe, Luca Scalisi, Mick Southworthm, Ying Ye
Music: Brian Williams
Cinematographer: Alexander Dynan
Editor: Benjamin Rodriguez Jr.