First Reformed

First Reformed

The pastor of a small New England church (Ethan Hawke) spirals out of control after a soul-shaking encounter with an unstable environmental activist and his pregnant wife (Amanda Seyfried) in this taut, chilling thriller.

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Paul Schrader


Director: Paul Schrader
Executive Producer: Brian Beckmann, Philip Burgin, Brooke Lyndon-Stanford, Martin McCabe, Luca Scalisi, Mick Southworth, Ying Ye
Producer: Jack Binder, Greg Clark, Gary Hamilton, Victoria Hill, David Hinojosa, Frank Murray, Deepak Sikka, Christine Vachon
Screenwriter: Paul Schrader
Cinematographer: Alexander Dynan
Editor: Benjamin Rodriguez Jr.
Production Designer: Grace Yun
Sound Designer: Ruy García
Music: Brian Williams
Principal Cast: Ethan Hawke, Amanda Seyfried, Cedric Kyles, Michael Gaston, Philip Ettinger, Victoria Hill


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Secondary Entry: Music Badge, Interactive Badge, Film Festival Wristband

Year: 2017
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Screening Section: Festival Favorites
Screening Category: Narrative Feature
Country: United States
Language: English
Runtime: 112:56 mins