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Drama
109 min.
Release Date
August 26, 2011 (Limited)
DVD Release Date
January 10, 2012 (Buy on Amazon)
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Running Time
109 minutes
MPAA Rating
Rated R for some language and sexual content

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... Full synopsis »

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Oscar-nominated actress Vera Farmiga makes her directorial debut with the drama Higher Ground, about a woman who becomes trapped by her circumstances - and by the fundamentalist sect to which she belongs. Also starring John Hawkes and Vera's younger sister Taissa Farmiga, Higher Ground is an interesting little movie. Unfortunately, it's not much more than that. Full movie review »

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