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Hull Independent Cinema: FIRST REFORMED

HULL TRUCK STUDIO, 50 Ferensway, Hull, HU2 8LB

6 Sep 2018

19:00

£7

15+

From legendary writer-director Paul Schrader comes a gripping new film that ranks among his very best work.

Reverend Ernst Toller 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 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 spiraling out of control.

Starring Ethan Hawke, Amanda Seyfried, Philip Ettinger.

Winner, Best Director – Jury Prize, Main Programme, FEST International Film Festival Winner.

Green Drop Award and Nominee, Best Film, Venice Film Festival 2017.

“Ultimately its sheer archness reveals Paul Schrader as a gifted and deeply persuasive evangelist of the transcendental style – if not quite a canon saint.” – John Semley, The Globe and Mail

“This is a movie about faith tested, and people trying to reconcile hope with a world that can feel hopeless. It’s a film to be seen in a dark theater with an audience hushed in reverence of the power of cinema.” – Chris Vognar, Dallas Morning News

Venue Details

HULL TRUCK STUDIO,
50 Ferensway,
Hull,
HU2 8LB

01482 323638

boxoffice@hulltruck.co.uk

https://www.hulltruck.co.uk

A pioneering theatre with a unique Northern Voice, locally rooted, global in outlook, inspiring artists, audiences and communities to reach their greatest potential. We produce and present inspiring theatre that reflects the diversity of a modern Britain. We provide the resources, space and support to grow people and ideas, are an ambassador for our city, a flagship for our region and a welcoming home for our communities. Through our work with schools and local communities we engage with thousands of young people, disabled groups and adults, offering opportunities to participate in the arts, whether as the first step into a career, a way to build confidence and meet new people, or as part of a rounded education. During our Year of Exceptional Drama as part of Hull UK City of Culture 2017 we welcomed a record number of 108,000 audience members at our home in Hull and on tour around the UK. We were thrilled to work with a wide range of internationally renowned artists and companies to stage 13 home-produced plays, including 7 new commissions. We have announced our ambitious equality and diversity plans as part of our commitment to opening up access to all aspects of the theatre. The animation below details how and why we will be ensuring our doors are well and truly flung open to all. It was developed by the theatre’s Inclusion Action Group.

Facilities

Accessible Toilets

Hearing Loop

Wheelchair Access

Opening Times

Monday
10:00am-5:30pm
Tuesday
10:00am-5:30pm
Wednesday
10:00am-5:30pm
Thursday
10:00am-5:30pm
Friday
10:00am-5:30pm
Saturday
10:00am-5:30pm
Sunday
10:00am-5:30pm