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Paul Schrader & Ethan Hawke On 'First Reformed'

Schrader wrote and directed the new film 'First Reformed,' which stars Hawke as a pastor having a crisis of faith. Schrader also wrote 'Taxi Driver' and 'Raging Bull.' "I was intoxicated by action and empathy, sex and violence," Schrader says of his early work. "And these are not [themes] in the transcendental tool kit." He considers his new film to be his first spiritual film.

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