“Is it too early to call this Schrader's masterpiece?” - Hannah Strong, Little White Lies

“A tough, masterful movie.” - Larushka Ivan-Zadeh, Metro

Tuesday, April 23, 6:00 p.m. | In Paul Schrader's powerful psychological drama,  the Reverend Ernst Toller (Ethan Hawke), minister of a small church in rural upstate New York, has a crisis of faith after an encounter with a radical environmental activist. As his despair mounts and memories from his troubled past emerge, he endeavors to find hope and human connection with a young woman named Mary (Amanda Seyfried). Toller's struggle builds to a startling, unforgettable conclusion.

Awards & Nominations

Nominee - Best Original Screenplay, Academy Awards
Winner - Best Original Screenplay, Critics Choice Awards
Winner - Best Actor (Ethan Hawke), Gotham Awards
Winner - Best Male Lead (Ethan Hawke), Film Independent Spirit Awards
Winner - Green Drop Award, Venice Film Festival

Cli-Fi Lecture SeriesThis series will screen a wide range of historical and contemporary Cli-Fi films, including science fiction, narrative, and experimental films, as well as blockbusters, in order to explore how they encourage us to see, understand, and respond to the escalating crisis of climate change. All screenings followed by lecture from Shawn Michelle Smith and Oliver Sann. View full series.

The Film Center is ADA accessible. This presentation will be projected without open captions. The theater is hearing-loop equipped. For accessibility requests, please email filmcenter@saic.edu