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Avalin Eslah Shodeh (2017)

Avalin Eslah Shodeh

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  • Release Date:
    31 August 2017
  • Broadcast Co:
    Killer Films - Omeira Studio Partners
  • Country:
    USA | UK
  • Parental Guide:
    G (All ages admitted)
  • Status:
  • Runtime:
    1 h 53 min
  • Summary:
    Forty-six year old Reverend Ernst Toller is the pastor at the historic First Reformed Church in upstate New York. It is seen as the "tourist" church or the "souvenir shop" (its historical significance partly it being a stop on the underground railroad before the slaves crossed into Canada) by Abundant Life, which owns the church and which operates a modern self-named five thousand seat church overseen by Reverend Joel Jeffers. First Reformed is celebrating its two hundred fiftieth anniversary this year, for which a major event is planned, modest in size only at First Reformed itself although the dignitaries like the governor and mayor will be at attendance there, while the event will be simulcast at Abundant Life. Most of the speech-making will be done by local industrialist Ed Balq, a major benefactor of Abundant Life and who is the major donor for the necessary upgrades at First Reformed to be able to hold the event there, and for the event itself, while Toller's participation will be minimal beyond the introductory sermon. First Reformed is generally a sparsely attended church meaning that Toller doesn't have to do much direct ministering, although he does have the stock answers when asked how God factors into this or that situation in one's life. Toller himself has long been divorced, his marriage which could not survive the death of their son, Joseph, in war. Because of that history, Toller believes he is incapable of human love, despite a brief relationship with Esther, the choir mistress at Abundant Life, she who is arguably still in love with him. Toller is neglecting the warning signs about his poor health, the symptoms pointing to a probable diagnosis of stomach cancer, which is only exacerbated by his largely liquid (i.e. alcohol) diet. Toller is already examining his life and work in writing a daily journal for a year, that journal which he intends no one ever to read, but these issues in Toller's life become more pointed when a new pregnant congregant, Mary, asks him to speak to her husband Michael, who Toller will learn is an environmentalist concerned about bringing another human life into what he already sees as a world doomed because of man's role in climate change.

Cast & Crew

Ethan Hawke as Toller
Ethan Hawke
Amanda Seyfried as Mary
Amanda Seyfried
Cedric the Entertainer as Jeffers
Cedric the Entertainer
Victoria Hill as Esther
Victoria Hill
Philip Ettinger as Michael
Philip Ettinger
Michael Gaston as Balq
Michael Gaston
Bill Hoag as Elder
Bill Hoag
Kristin Villanueva as Nurse
Kristin Villanueva
Ingrid Kullberg-Bendz as Middle-Aged Tourist
Ingrid Kullberg-Bendz
(Middle-Aged Tourist)
Ken Forman as Middle-Aged Man
Ken Forman
(Middle-Aged Man)
Christopher Dylan White as College Student
Christopher Dylan White
(College Student)
Frank Rodriguez as Sheriff
Frank Rodriguez
Gary Lee Mahmoud as Doctor
Gary Lee Mahmoud
Joseph Anthony Jerez as War Vet in Wheelchair
Joseph Anthony Jerez
(War Vet in Wheelchair)
Sue Jean Kim as Suriya
Sue Jean Kim
Miah Velasquez as Rose
Miah Velasquez
Tyler Bourke as Benny
Tyler Bourke
Natalie Woolams-Torres as Clerk
Natalie Woolams-Torres
Van Hansis as Roger
Van Hansis
Ramon Nuñez as Jason
Ramon Nuñez
Delano Montgomery as Jake
Delano Montgomery
Satchel Eden Bell as Cynthia
Satchel Eden Bell
Jon Rua as 1st Repairman
Jon Rua
(1st Repairman)
Otis Edward Cotton as 2nd Repairman
Otis Edward Cotton
(2nd Repairman)
Mark Havlis as Pancake House Owner
Mark Havlis
(Pancake House Owner)
Erica Fae as 1st Secretary
Erica Fae
(1st Secretary)
Prudence Wright Holmes as Balq Industries Tour Guide
Prudence Wright Holmes
(Balq Industries Tour Guide)
Ronald Peet as Choir
Ronald Peet
Juliet Schlefer as Choir
Juliet Schlefer
Elanna White as Choir
Elanna White
Olivia Rose Cohenher as Choir
Olivia Rose Cohenher
Jake Alden-Falconer as Choir
Jake Alden-Falconer
Eric Lockley as Choir
Eric Lockley
Krystina Alabado as Choir
Krystina Alabado
Mahaleia Gray as Jeffers' Daughter
Mahaleia Gray
(Jeffers' Daughter)
Michael Metta as Balq's Son
Michael Metta
(Balq's Son)
Leroy Phillips Jr. as Parishioner
Leroy Phillips Jr.
Frankie Verroca as Homeless Vet
Frankie Verroca
(Homeless Vet)

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