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Cinematique of Wilmington is a series of classic, foreign and notable films sponsored by WHQR and Historic Thalian Hall Center for the Performing Arts. Tickets to all screenings are available at the Thalian Hall Website or at the Thalian Hall Box office (Monday-Friday from 2-5pm and one hour before showtime). Admission is $9.63 ($7+ tax and $2.14 ticketing fee)Showtime for Cinematique Films is 7:00pm, plus 4pm matinees on Wednesdays (unless otherwise noted) at Historic Thalian Hall, 310 Chestnut Street. For more details about the series or individual features, call the Thalian Box Office at 910.632.2285 or click here.

Cinematique Presents: "First Reformed"

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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.

 

Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hCF5Y8dQpR4

 
 

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).

Mary Bradley moved to Wilmington from Los Angeles, CA in May 2007 with her husband Frank and twin baby daughters, Maggie and Kate. In California, Mary had been Drive Director and the producer of Elvis Mitchell's nationally syndicated public radio interview program "The Treatment" for public radio station KCRW for ten years. Mary was raised in Rhode Island and graduated from Boston University. Mary recently served as President of the Board of Directors of the Association of Fundraising Professionals Cape Fear Chapter.