CineGrand Film: First Reformed
January 24 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
One event on January 25, 2019 at 1:00pm
On the Coastal Eye Care Screen
$8 Adults, $7 Seniors/Students, $6 Grand Members/Matinee General Admission
Thursday, 6:00pm, Friday, 1:00pm (Closed caption)
(2018. US 1 hr, 48 min. Directed by Paul Schrader. R.) 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. From writer-director, Paul Schrader (“Taxi Driver,” “American Gigolo,” “Affliction”) comes a gripping thriller about a crisis of faith that is at once personal, political, and planetary. With Cedric the Entertainer and Michael Gaston.