Forty-six year old Reverend Ernst Toller is the pastor at the historic First Reformed Church in upstate New York. It is seen as the "tourist" church or the "souvenir shop" (its historical significance partly it being a stop on the underground railroad before the slaves crossed into Canada) by Abundant Life, which owns the church and which operates a modern self-named five thousand seat church overseen by Reverend Joel Jeffers. First Reformed is celebrating its two hundred fiftieth anniversary this year, for which a major event is planned, modest in size only at First Reformed itself although the dignitaries like the governor and mayor will be at attendance there, while the event will be simulcast at Abundant Life. Most of the speech-making will be done by local industrialist Ed Balq, a major benefactor of Abundant Life and who is the major donor for the necessary upgrades at First Reformed to be able to hold the event there, and for the event itself, while Toller's participation will ...
Director: Paul Schrader
Writer: Paul Schrader
Released: 18 May 2018
Awards: 1 win & 1 nomination.
Movie Video Clips
Courage is the solution to despair
I have decided to keep a journal
Even a pastor needs a pastor
I despise you
How easily they talk about prayer
Be strong in the Lord and in His mighty...
The desire to pray itself is a type of...
Maybe I shouldn't care about whether...
Will God forgive us for what we're doing...
Somebody has to do something
There's something growing inside Mary
You believe in martyrdom
A Mighty Fortress is Our God
If happiness came in pill size
And by thy words
Are you a drinking man
Can God forgive us
I know what you want
When it is possible
He thinks it's wrong to bring a child...
The boy thrown down the well
Thomas Merton wrote this
I just get tired of turn the other...
Why do we deny ourselves
Every act of preservation is an act of...
You need someone to take care of you
I was the spiritual one
I suddenly feel much better
A terrible night
Who am I to talk about pride
That's what they do
My petty ailments have made me bad...
Everything is so extreme
You found the body
Toller - Ethan Hawke
Mary - Amanda Seyfried
Jeffers - Cedric the Entertainer
Esther - Victoria Hill
Michael - Philip Ettinger
Balq - Michael Gaston
Elder - Bill Hoag
Nurse - Kristin Villanueva
Middle-Aged Tourist - Ingrid Kullberg-Bendz
Middle-Aged Man (as Ken Foreman) - Ken Forman
College Student - Christopher Dylan White
Sheriff - Frank Rodriguez
Doctor - Gary Lee Mahmoud
War Vet in Wheelchair (as Joseph Jerez) - Joseph Anthony Jerez
Suriya - Sue Jean Kim
Rose (as Miah Issabella Velasquez) - Miah Velasquez
Benny - Tyler Bourke
Clerk - Natalie Woolams-Torres
Roger - Van Hansis
Jason - Ramon Nuñez
Jake - Delano Montgomery
Cynthia - Satchel Eden Bell
1st Repairman - Jon Rua
2nd Repairman - Otis Edward Cotton
Pancake House Owner - Mark Havlis
1st Secretary - Erica Fae
Balq Industries Tour Guide - Prudence Wright Holmes
Choir - Ronald Peet
Choir - Juliet Schlefer
Choir - Elanna White
Choir - Olivia Rose Cohenher
Choir - Jake Alden-Falconer
Choir - Eric Lockley
Choir - Krystina Alabado
Man Fighting in Vacant Lot - Andrew Fiero
Woman Fighting in Vacant Lot - Bettiann Fishman
Jeffers' Daughter - Mahaleia Gray
Balq's Son - Michael Metta
Man Pushing War Vet in Wheelchair - Guillermo Pacheco Soffia
Parishioner - Leroy Phillips Jr.
Homeless Vet - Frankie Verroca