Sydneysiders can look forward to Australian Exclusive season of the searing, suspenseful new release First Reformed, from the director of the iconic Taxi Driver, Paul Schrader.
Set to hit Golden Age Cinema from 8th November, the film stars Ethan Hawke (Dead Poets Society, Predestination, The Purge), and Amanda Seyfried (Mean Girls, Mamma Mia!, In Time), and since its premiere at the Venice Film Festival last year has enjoyed a healthy run on the festival circuit.
The film focuses on Ernst Troll (Ethan Hawke), a middle-aged Reverend in a remote upstate New York community. Troll preaches to a to a dwindling congregation where his stoic sermons are mostly overlooked in favour of a nearby mega-church. His quiet life changes, however, when he begins to counsel new parishioners Michael and Mary (Phillip Ettinger & Amanda Seyfried), a young couple whose marriage is breaking down. Michael is a radical environmental activist, consumed by the idea that humans have brought on an apocalypse and, when he starts asking questions that can’t be answered, Toller’s own tormented path is irrevocably changed.
First Reformed is has been described as “one of the most searing releases of the year” (The Guardian) and an “epiphany” (The New York Times).
The film’s limited season at The Golden Age Cinema in Sydney starts Thursday 8 November, with the full session schedule below. For tickets and more details head HERE.
Dates: Thurs 8 Nov 7pm / Sat 10 Nov 5.45pm / Sun 18 Nov 8pm / Wed 21 Nov 6pm / Sun 25 Nov 5.30pm