First Reformed preview added to New York slate

Festival to screen eagerly anticipated Paul Schrader film

by Anne-Katrin Titze

Ethan Hawke stars in Paul Schrader's First Reformed which will have a sneak preview at the New York Film Festival
Ethan Hawke stars in Paul Schrader's First Reformed which will have a sneak preview at the New York Film Festival Photo: Anne-Katrin Titze

The Film Society of Lincoln Center has just announced a sneak preview of Paul Schrader's First Reformed to be screened at the New York Film Festival. The film stars Ethan Hawke and Cedric the Entertainer with Philip Ettinger and Amanda Seyfried.

The Film Society of Lincoln Center writes: "Paul Schrader’s newest film, about a middle-aged pastor named Toller (Ethan Hawke, in a truly extraordinary performance) who is shocked out of his self-inflicted torment when he is called to minister to a troubled young environmental activist and his wife (Philip Ettinger and Amanda Seyfried), is as deeply personal as it is politically and spiritually urgent. The film also stars Cedric the Entertainer as the leader of the megachurch that oversees Toller’s 250-year-old landmarked structure and his ever-dwindling congregation. Schrader has created a potent cinematic experience, a carefully constructed, beautifully crafted communion with one lonely soul that allows us to gaze right into the eye of modern media- and money-fueled horror."

The screening will take place on October 6 at 6:00pm inside Alice Tully Hall with Paul Schrader attending.

The 2017 New York Film Festival runs through October 15.

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