Cinematique Presents: "First Reformed"
First Reformed runs from Monday, July 30th, thru Friday, August 3rd. It screens Monday to Friday at 7pm with an additional screening on Wednesday at 4pm in the Stein Theatre.
From writer-director Paul Schrader (Taxi Driver; Affliction) comes a gripping crisis-of-faith thriller that is at once personal and political. First Reformed follows Reverend Ernst Toller (Ethan Hawke), a solitary, middle-aged parish pastor at a small Dutch Reform church in upstate New York. When a pregnant parishioner (Amanda Seyfried) asks Reverend Toller to counsel her husband, a radical environmentalist, the clergyman must reflect on his own tormented past, and equally forlorn future, until he finds redemption in an act of grandiose violence.
From the critics:
“First Reformed asks us to take another look at what we think we know about politics, religion and other things we like to argue about, and asks nothing more than our quiet attention.” A. O. Scott, The NYTimes
“In this age of numbing Hollywood formula, First Reformed offers a kind of salvation - it's a movie that matters.” Peter Travers, Rolling Stone
For ticket information, call the Thalian Box Office, Monday - Saturday, 2PM-6PM, 910-632-2285 or visit at 310 Chestnut Street. Advance ticket purchase available – no extra charge to purchase in advance by phone or in person at the Thalian Box Office. Tickets are also available at the Thalian Hall Website. Admission is $7 (+ tax and $1 ticketing fee).