“Can God forgive us for what we’ve done to this world?”

Paul Schrader’s First Reformed (2017) is a harrowing portrayal of existential dread and environmental catastrophe. Ernst Toller (Ethan Hawke) is a pastor in the upstate New York church ‘First Reformed’, whose chance encounter with a radical environmental activist (Phillip Ettinger) and his pregnant wife (Amanda Seyfried), irrevocably alters his perception of his faith and his morality. A distressingly timely film, with one of Ethan Hawke’s finest performances. If you’re interested – we’ll be holding a Friday night viewing of the film at 7:30 pm, with a Zoom meeting beforehand at 7:15 pm. Due to copyright restrictions we cannot link directly to the film, but you can locate it by searching in the UQ Library catalogue.

Content warning: the film’s depiction of suicide, as well as it’s over all atmosphere of fatalism, may be distressing to members, so please keep this in mind.


About the Indoor Cinema Society:
The Indoor Cinema Society is a group for grass-roots film discovery during this stressful time of isolation, as curated by the friendly staff of the UQ Library. Follow us for lively discussion, hangouts and watch parties, where we'll make selections from the Library's diverse free-to-stream catalogue of films, available to UQ students and staff. We also want to celebrate your love for all things cinema—that is, anything to do with film, TV, streaming and documentaries. Use this space to talk about new releases, trailer breakdowns, film reviews, guilty pleasures, favourite directors, Best Of Lists, hot takes, and more! "Fin."

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You may attend an event or activity at a UQ location providing:

  • Have not been in close contact with an active COVID-19 case and are required to quarantine
  • You are feeling weel and have not had a fever, cough, sore throat, headache, distorted sense of taste, shortness of breath, chills, vomiting or any cold/flu like symptoms within the last 24 hours.


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