First Reformed

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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
Production: A24
Year: 2017
MetaScore: 85/100
ImdbRating: 7.1
BoxOffice: N/A
Released: 18 May 2018
Awards: 1 win & 1 nomination.


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Toller - Ethan Hawke
Esther - Victoria Hill
Michael - Philip Ettinger
Elder - Bill Hoag
Middle-Aged Tourist - Ingrid Kullberg-Bendz
Middle-Aged Man (as Ken Foreman) - Ken Forman
College Student - Christopher Dylan White
Sheriff - Frank Rodriguez
War Vet in Wheelchair (as Joseph Jerez) - Joseph Anthony Jerez
Suriya - Sue Jean Kim
Rose (as Miah Issabella Velasquez) - Miah Velasquez
Benny - Tyler Bourke
Roger - Van Hansis
Jason - Ramon Nuñez
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 - Elanna White
Choir - Eric Lockley
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