Length: 118 minutes
Actors: Vera Farmiga, Joshua Leonard, John Hawkes, Michael Chermus, Donna Murphy
Part of the Grand's Tuesday film series! Two showings, one day only! Presented in cooperation with Immanuel Presbyterian Church and the City of Destiny Faith & Film Series. * A discussion will follow the evening showing. *
Vera Farmiga's directorial debut, Higher Ground, depicts the landscape of a tight-knit spiritual community thrown off-kilter when one of their own begins to question her faith. Inspired by screenwriter Carolyn S. Briggs' memoir, This Dark World, the film tells the story of a thoughtful woman's struggles with belief, love, and trust-in human relationships as well as in God.
Corinne's journey is riveting not because she seeks the divine, but because she finds herself. -- Jeannette Catsoulis, NPR
High praise for Vera Farmiga, a stunner of an actress, who makes her directing debut with the same bold instincts for sharp humor and harsh truths that mark her performances. -- Peter Travers, Rolling Stone
There is something remarkable - you might even say miraculous - about the way "Higher Ground" makes its gentle, thoughtful way across the burned-over terrain of the American culture wars. -- A.O. Scott, New York Times