WHO’S IN IT?
Ethan Hawke (Training Day), Amanda Seyfried (In Time), Cedric Kyles (Barbershop), Victoria Hill (December Boys), Philip Ettinger (Compliance), Michael Gaston (The Notorious Bettie Page), Van Hansis (Occupant), Michael Metta (Scavenger Killers)
WHO’S BEHIND THE CAMERA?
Paul Schrader (American Gigolo), director, writer; Jack Binder (The Upside of Anger), Greg Clark (film debut), Gary Hamilton (The Courier), Victoria Hill (film debut), David Hinojosa (Nasty Baby), Frank Murray (Wonderstruck), Deepak Sikka (Moon) and Christine Vachon (Carol), producers; Brian Williams (Searching for Haizmann), composer; Alexander Dynan (Franca: Chaos and Creation), cinematographer; Benjamin Rodriguez Jr. (Dog Eat Dog), editor
WHAT’S IT ABOUT?
Reverend Ernst Toller (Hawke) is a solitary parish priest at a small 250-year-old church in upstate New York, and is visited one day by a pregnant parishioner (Seyfried) who asks the Reverend to counsel her radical environmentalist husband. As he ponders the situation, Toller’s past comes back to haunt him, and he must act to prevent things from getting too out of control…
IN ONE SENTENCE, WHY SHOULD YOU BE EXCITED?
Paul Schrader, the legendary writer of classic Scorsese movies Taxi Driver and Raging Bull, is back with what is being hailed as his best work in years, led by an astonishing lead performance by the ever-excellent Ethan Hawke.