Higher Ground | Indy Week

You searched for:

Search for…

Narrow Search

 

Rated R · 109 min. · 2011

Drama


In this, the directing debut of Vera Farmiga and adapted from Carolyn S. Briggs' memoir, we first meet young Corinne, who lives on a small farm. Later, a teenage romance with an untalented musician leads to pregnancy and marriage. After a few unhappy years, the young family joins a community of Christian hippies, where they will spend more than a decade together. Taissa Farmiga, younger sister of Vera, is impressive as the teenage Corinne before Vera takes over the character as an adult. The film is notable for its uncondescending treatment of Christianity. As a director, Farmiga is sensitive to the subtleties of female relationships, but the film's narrative is sluggish and unsurprising. Still, the story will resonate with those who have struggled with faith and family.


See our full review: The watchful eyes of intelligent young girls in <i>Higher Ground</i> and <i>The Hedgehog</i>

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. »

Official Site: www.sonyclassics.com/higherground
Director: Vera Farmiga
Writer: Carolyn Briggs and Tim Metcalfe
Producer: Claude Dal Farra, Renn Hawkey, Carly Hugo, Matthew Parker and Jon Rubinstein
Cast: Donna Murphy, Vera Farmiga, John Hawkes, Dagmara Dominczyk, Bill Irwin, Joshua Leonard, Ebon Moss-Bachrach, Norbert Leo Butz, Michael Chernus and Boyd Holbrook

Trailer

Higher Ground

Now Playing

Sorry there are no upcoming showtimes for Higher Ground

Reviews/comments

Showing 1-1 of 1

Add a review

 
Subscribe to this thread:
Showing 1-1 of 1

Add a review

INDY Week publishes all kinds of comments, but we don't publish everything.

  • Comments that are not contributing to the conversation will be removed.
  • Comments that include ad hominem attacks will also be removed.
  • Please do not copy and paste the full text of a press release.

Roll over stars and click to rate.

Permitted HTML:
  • To create paragraphs in your comment, type <p> at the start of a paragraph and </p> at the end of each paragraph.
  • To create bold text, type <b>bolded text</b> (please note the closing tag, </b>).
  • To create italicized text, type <i>italicized text</i> (please note the closing tag, </i>).
  • Proper web addresses will automatically become links.

© 2017 Indy Week • 320 E. Chapel Hill St., Suite 200, Durham, NC 27701 • phone 919-286-1972 • fax 919-286-4274
RSS Feeds | Powered by Foundation