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First Reformed

2017. Cert.15. 113mins. USA.

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Thu 19 July 08.30PM
Fri 20 July 05.30PM
Sat 21 July 08.00PM
Sun 22 July 08.55PM
Mon 23 July 08.45PM
Tue 24 July 08.55PM
Wed 25 July 08.00PM
Thu 26 July 06.00PM

From the writer behind Taxi Driver and Raging Bull, Paul Schrader's latest film is a richly complex, beautifully acted and stunningly shot existential thriller, featuring a career-best performance from Ethan Hawke.

Reverend Ernst Toller (Ethan Hawke) is a solitary parish priest at a small church in upstate New York, which is on the cusp of celebrating its 250th anniversary. Now more of a tourist attraction catering to a dwindling congregation, it has long been eclipsed by its nearby parent church, Abundant Life, with its state-of-the-art facilities.

When a pregnant parishioner (Amanda Seyfried) asks Reverend Toller to counsel her husband, a radical environmentalist, Toller is plunged into his own tormented past and finds himself questioning his own future and where redemption might lie. With the pressure on him beginning to grow, he must do everything he can to stop events spiralling out of control.