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First Reformed

October 14, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:23 pm


First Reformed

Written and Directed by: Paul Schrader
Cast: Ethan Hawke, Amanda Seyfried, Michael Gaston and Cedric the Entertainer
Drama/Thriller | 14A for gory scenes and disturbing content | Not suggested for sensitive or young viewers | 113 min. | USA


Sunday, October 14 – 7:30 pm, Uptown Theatre
Saturday, October 20 – 6:30 pm, Uptown Theatre

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“First Reformed deserves all praise.” – Peter Howell, TORONTO STAR

“First Reformed is a miracle in its own regard, the rare type of film that leaves us with questions left to answer and for many, a desire to dig into it deeper through a second viewing.” – Colin Covert, MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE


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.


Won Jury Prize Best Director, FEST International Film Festival, 2018
Won – Best Original Screenplay, International Online Cinema Awards (INOCA), 2018
Won – Narrative Feature Competition, Montclair Film Festival (MFF), 2018
Nominated – Best 2018 Movie Already Seen, Indiewire Critics’ Poll, 2017
Nominated – Best International Film, Munich Film Festival, 2018
Nominated – Best Actor (Ethan Hawke) Seattle International Film Festival, 2018



October 14, 2018
7:30 pm - 9:23 pm


Barrie Film Festival


Uptown Theatre
55 Dunlop St. W.
Barrie, Ontario L4N 1A3 Canada
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