Hull Independent Cinema: FIRST REFORMED
September 6 @ 7:00 pm - 9:05 pm£5 - £7
Hull Independent Cinema presents: FIRST REFORMED
Paul Schrader | 2017 | USA | Cert 15 | 113 mins
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A priest of a small congregation in upstate New York grapples with mounting despair brought on by tragedy, worldly concerns and a tormented past.
From legendary writer-director Paul Schrader comes a gripping new film that ranks among his very best work.
Reverend Ernst Toller 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 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 spiraling out of control.
Starring Ethan Hawke, Amanda Seyfried, Philip Ettinger
Awards and Reviews
Winner, Best Director – Jury Prize, Main Programme, FEST International Film Festival
Winner, Green Drop Award and Nominee, Best Film, Venice Film Festival 2017
“Ultimately its sheer archness reveals Paul Schrader as a gifted and deeply persuasive evangelist of the transcendental style – if not quite a canon saint.” – John Semley, The Globe and Mail
“This is a movie about faith tested, and people trying to reconcile hope with a world that can feel hopeless. It’s a film to be seen in a dark theater with an audience hushed in reverence of the power of cinema.” – Chris Vognar, Dallas Morning News
FIRST REFORMED is rated 15. Visit the BBFC website for full details (may include plot spoilers).
Hull Truck Theatre is open all day, so why not come along early to grab a drink and a snack? Doors to the screening room usually open around ten minutes before the performance starts.
7:00pm: Programme starts
9:05pm: Programme ends
The programme run time includes an allowance for introductions and trailers. This may vary and in some cases the film will begin immediately after a short introduction. While we will endeavour to accommodate latecomers, this may not always be possible. Please note that we reserve the right to refuse entry, without a refund, to anyone arriving after the advertised programme start time.
Tickets Terms and Conditions
If any tickets remain unsold they can be purchased on the door on the night of the screening, but we strongly advise buying in advance. Advance tickets must be purchased; we cannot reserve tickets.
Tickets are non-refundable and non-exchangeable. We reserve the right to refuse admission, without refund, to anyone arriving after the advertised start time.
If you purchase a membership or student ticket your membership card/student ID MUST be presented along with your ticket on the door when you come to a film. If you do not have your membership card/student ID we reserve the right to charge an additional £1 for your ticket.