FIRST REFORMED (15) – 2017 USA 113 min

Director: Paul Schrader
Stars: Ethan Hawke, Amanda Seyfried, Cedric Kyles

Reverend Ernst Toller (a great performance by Hawke) is the pastor of a small parish church in New York. Once a stop on the Underground Railroad, it is now a tourist attraction with a dwindling congregation, eclipsed by a modern church nearby. When pregnant parishioner Mary (Seyfried) asks Toller to counsel her radical environmentalist husband, the clergyman finds himself grappling with his own tormented past and equally despairing future – until he finds redemption. ‘This mesmerising drama of a pastor’s crisis of faith feels like the movie Schrader was put on this planet to make’ (Washington Post).

Plus a BRIT School Showcase film, screened in partnership with the School’s Film & Media Production department. For this film we are showing SNARE (15) (3.16 min), directed by Theo Batterham, explores a theme of being trapped; contrasting the influence of countryside and city environments.
David Lean Cinema, Croydon on Tuesday 28 August 2018

Show starts at 7.30 pm, ticket prices £8.50 & £7.00 (concessions).
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