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Rated R · 114 minutes · 2011

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Hidden in the faith-questioning Higher Ground is a filmmaker on the rise. She just so happens to be Oscar-nominated actress Vera Farmiga, who has not taken an easy way out with her first film as a director. Unfortunately, movies that are so centrally religious in nature are tricky, and hidden in Higher Ground is a lack of clarity about what faith really means to Corinne (Farmiga), who in her 30s begins questioning the life she devoted to her church and her husband. Farmiga certainly connects to Corrine as an actress and to her characters as a filmmaker. That confidence lets lesser-known actors like Joshua Leonard and Dagmara Dominczyk break out of their shells and shoulder some of the burden while the star worries about making her directing debut.
Official Site: www.sonyclassics.com/higherground
Director: Vera Farmiga
Producer: Jonathan Burkhart, Brice Dal Farra and Lauren Munsch
Cast: Vera Farmiga, Joshua Leonard, John Hawkes, Dagmara Dominczyk, Norbert Leo Butz, Donna Murphy, Bill Irwin, Ebon Moss-Bachrach, Nina Arianda, Boyd Holbrook, Michael Chernus and Taissa Farmiga

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Indy Week The watchful eyes of intelligent young girls in Higher Ground and The Hedgehog In two films hitting art houses this weekend, the watchful eyes of intelligent young girls become an effective lens into the mystifying, sad and sometimes violent ways of adults. by David Fellerath 09/28/2011
Memphis Flyer Losing Her Religion Director/star Vera Farmiga tracks one woman's journey to doubt and independence. by Chris Herrington 10/20/2011
Boise Weekly The Projector: Movies opening on Oct. 14 Steve Martin, Jack Black and Owen Wilson search for rare birds, Kenny Wormald searches for freedom to cut loose, Vera Farmiga soul-searches for her faith, Ludivine Sagnier searches for success by way of an unscrupulous mentor in Kristin Scott Thomas and The Thing searches for host bodies. It's all at the movies. by Garrett Horstmeyer 10/14/2011
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Colorado Springs Independent Opening this week Higher Ground, The Ides of March and other film events around town. 10/06/2011
Colorado Springs Independent A matter of faith: Higher Ground Whether or not America is ready for an inquisitive, empathetic film about Christian fundamentalism, it's got one now. by Jonathan Kiefer 10/06/2011

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