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Higher Ground (2011)

Higher Ground

Overview


Genre

Drama

Release Date

August 26, 2011 (Limited)

MPAA Rating

R

Duration

109 min.

Studio

Sony Pictures Classics

Official Site

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REVIEWS RATE:  Critics  Go! Watch this movie. You'll regret if not seeing it.    Readers  5 of 5 [Rate It]

Cast and Crew


Director

Vera Farmiga

Producer

Claude Dal Farra, Renn Hawkey, Carly Hugo, Matthew Parker, Jon Rubinstein

Screenwriter

Carolyn Briggs, Tim Metcalfe

Starring

Story


Vera Farmiga's directorial debut, "Higher Ground", is a coming-of-age drama in which Farmiga delivers a subtle, nuanced performance completely from the gut, with equally strong and compelling supporting characters.

Set against the backdrop of the Sixties, when feminism reached its zenith, the film expertly depicts the landscape of a tight-knit spiritual community. Inspired by the resonant memoir from Carolyn Briggs (who also wrote the screenplay) the film is an exquisite study of one woman's internal struggle with the primary love relationships in her life.

John Hawkes, Donna Murphy, Bill Irwin, Dagmara Dominczyk, and Joshua Leonard round out the cast, along with Farmiga's younger sister Taissa, who proves herself to be an extraordinary new talent as Young Corinne.

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Dagmara Dominczyk stars as Annika and Vera Farmiga stars as Corinne in Sony Pictures Classics' Higher Ground (2011)
Joshua Leonard stars as Ethan and Vera Farmiga stars as Corinne in Sony Pictures Classics' Higher Ground (2011)

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PREMIERE PHOTO

Vera Farmiga
The New York Premiere of Higher Ground - Arrivals
Aug 15, 2011
Vera Farmiga
The New York Premiere of Higher Ground - Arrivals
Aug 15, 2011

REVIEWS BY CRITICS

“..yet Higher Ground breaks crucial, sacred ground in American moviemaking..”
by Owen Gleiberman [Entertainment Weekly]
“..admirably tries, on a minuscule budget, to evoke the spirit of American cinema from 35 years ago..”
by Melissa Anderson [Village Voice]
“..at its best, "Higher Ground" stands apart in a territory few films have the intelligence, courage and, yes, faith, to even try to explore..”
by James Rocchi [MSN Movies]