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'Always In The Garden' - New Clip From Paul Schrader's FIRST REFORMED

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New clip from Schrader's Ethan Hawke starring drama.

Ever since we caught Paul Schrader's First Reformed at ADIFF back in February it's been a strong contender for our film of 2018. It boasts a career best performance from Ethan Hawke in the lead role of a pastor who finds himself in conflict with his church's authorities when he takes up the environmental cause of a suicidal parishioner, and it may be the finest achievement of Schrader's career.

UK audiences have to wait until July 13th to see First Reformed in cinemas, but it's currently on release in the US, and its American distributor, A24, has released the below clip.

The official synopsis reads:

Reverend Ernst Toller (Ethan Hawke) is a solitary, middle-aged parish pastor at a small Dutch Reform church in upstate New York on the cusp of celebrating its 250th anniversary. Once a stop on the Underground Railroad, the church is now a tourist attraction catering to a dwindling congregation, eclipsed by its nearby parent church, Abundant Life, with its state-of-the-art facilities and 5,000-strong flock. When a pregnant parishioner (Amanda Seyfried) asks Reverend Toller to counsel her husband, a radical environmentalist, the clergyman finds himself plunged into his own tormented past, and equally despairing future, until he finds redemption in an act of grandiose violence. From writer-director Paul Schrader (Taxi Driver; American Gigolo; Affliction) comes a gripping thriller about a crisis of faith that is at once personal, political, and planetary.