Aero Theatre
1328 Montana Avenue,
Santa Monica, CA 90403 Map
Thu, May 10, 2018
7:30pm

THE SEEKERS: PAUL SCHRADER, ETHAN HAWKE AND FIRST REFORMED
Ethan Hawke & Paul Schrader In Person!
FIRST REFORMED

This event is free to American Cinematheque Members, who will receive an invitation. For more information, please contact Membership Manager Andrew Crane.

Discussion following with director Paul Schrader and actor Ethan Hawke, moderated by Jim Hemphill.
FIRST REFORMED
2018, A24, 108 min, USA, Dir: Paul Schrader

Writer-director Paul Schrader’s gripping thriller tackles a crisis of faith that is at once personal, political and planetary. Reverend Ernst Toller (Ethan Hawke) is a solitary, middle-aged parish pastor at a small Dutch Reform church in upstate New York on the cusp of celebrating its 250th anniversary. Once a stop on the Underground Railroad, the church is now a tourist attraction catering to a dwindling congregation, eclipsed by its nearby parent church, Abundant Life, with its state-of-the-art facilities and 5,000-strong flock. When a pregnant parishioner (Amanda Seyfried) asks Reverend Toller to counsel her husband, a radical environmentalist, the clergyman finds himself plunged into his own tormented past and equally despairing future, until he finds redemption in an act of grandiose violence.


Screening format: DCP
Aero Theatre • Thu, May 10, 2018 • 7:30pm

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