Debut Poster and Trailer Unveiled for Paul Schrader’s TIFF Favourite FIRST REFORMED Featuring Amanda Seyfried + Ethan Hawke
”Paul Schrader’s best film for 20 years” ★★★★★ - Jamie Graham, Total Film
“Ethan Hawke is razor-sharp in this addictive thriller” ★★★★ - Robbie Collin, The Daily Telegraph
"An exquisite piece of filmmaking" - Justin Chang, LA Times
Ahead of its release in July, The Fan Carpet are delighted to bring you the Debut Trailer and Posters for Paul Schrader’s FIRST REFORMED, courtesy of Picturehouse Entertainment, ahead of its Premiere at Sundance London!
From legendary writer-director Paul Schrader (Taxi Driver, American Gigolo, Raging Bull) comes a gripping new film that ranks among his very best work.
Reverend Ernst Toller (Ethan Hawke) is a solitary parish priest at a small church in upstate New York, which is on the cusp of celebrating its 250th anniversary. Now more of a tourist attraction catering to a dwindling congregation, it has long been eclipsed by its nearby parent church, Abundant Life, with its state-of-the-art facilities. When a pregnant parishioner (Amanda Seyfried) asks Reverend Toller to counsel her husband, a radical environmentalist, Toller is plunged into his own tormented past and finds himself questioning his own future and where redemption might lie. With the pressure on him beginning to grow, he must do everything he can to stop events spiralling out of control.
With an outstanding cast that includes Ethan Hawke (Boyhood, Maggie’s Plan), Amanda Seyfried (Les Misérables, Twin Peaks) and Cedric Kyles (Larry Crowne, Barbershop), Schrader has delivered a thrillingly fierce film that features an utterly mesmerizing performance from Hawke in the lead role.
FIRST REFORMED will receive its UK Premiere at Sundance London on 1st June and will include an extended introduction to the film by Ethan Hawke. There will also be an additional screening of the film at Sundance London on 2nd June. The film will then be released in cinemas across the UK and Ireland by Picturehouse Entertainment on Friday 13th July 2018.
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FIRST REFORMED HITS CINEMAS ON JULY 13
ABOUT PICTUREHOUSE ENTERTAINMENT
Picturehouse Entertainment is the distribution arm of Picturehouse Cinemas, the owner and operator of 23 Picturehouse Cinemas and programming agent for a further 42 venues across the UK. As champions of new cinematic voices and outstanding feature films, Picturehouse Entertainment has a history of delivering eye-catching, innovative and award-winning release campaigns for an exciting slate of feature films in the UK. In 2017, Picturehouse Entertainment released Woody Harrelson's miraculous one-take wonder, LOST IN LONDON; David Lowery's acclaimed A GHOST STORY; the multi award-winning debut feature from Francis Lee, GOD’S OWN COUNTRY; and Sally Potter’s razor-sharp comedy THE PARTY. More recently, 2018 has seen the release of Xavier Legrand’s acclaimed film CUSTODY and NOTHING LIKE A DAME directed by Roger Michell.
ABOUT UPHE CONTENT GROUP
Headquartered in London, UPHE Content Group is a repertoire center of Universal Pictures Home Entertainment, acquiring and producing multi-genre entertainment for distribution across theatrical, home entertainment, television and digital platforms on a worldwide basis. UPHE Content Group is part of Universal Pictures Home Entertainment, a unit of Universal Filmed Entertainment Group. Universal Filmed Entertainment Group (UFEG) produces, acquires, markets and distributes filmed entertainment worldwide in various media formats for theatrical, home entertainment, television and other distribution platforms, as well as consumer products, interactive gaming and live entertainment. The global division includes Universal Pictures, Focus Features, Universal Pictures Home Entertainment, Universal Brand Development, Fandango, DreamWorks Animation Film and Television and Awesomeness. UFEG is part of NBCUniversal, one of the world’s leading media and entertainment companies in the development, production and marketing of entertainment, news and information to a global audience. NBCUniversal owns and operates a valuable portfolio of news and entertainment.