Screening: Faith, Ethics, and Community in Paul Schrader’s ‘First Reformed’
Thursday, November 7, 2019,5:00 pm - 7:30 pm EST
The third event in the Religion in Sarasota Series (Watching Religion), a discussion about faith, ethics and community after a screening of Paul Schrader’s 2017 film “First Reformed,” which follows a Protestant minister (played by Ethan Hawke) faced with questions of faith and morality while serving as pastor of a dwindling historical church. The film was nominated for an Oscar for best screenplay.
After the film, the Rev. Melanie Kim, an ordained minister in the Presbyterian Church, and former chaplain at Ringling College and USF-SM, will discuss with us some of the main themes of the movie, with a particular focus on the role, impact, and struggles of a local pastor in a small community.
The screening is part of the New College/Mellon Foundation initiative, and Connecting The Arts and Humanities on Florida’s Cultural Coast, organized by Religion faculty at New College of Florida to promote knowledge, literacy and understanding about religion in Sarasota and the greater Tampa area.