Higher Ground

"How stimulating, and utterly refreshing, it is to see a movie with a distinctly female voice that deals with faith"
- Leonard Maltin, IndieWire
"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

Synopsis

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.
Original Languages: English
Genre: Drama
Running Time: 114 min.
Year: 2011

CREDITS

CAST
Bill Irwin ()
John Hawkes ()
Taissa Farmiga ()
Vera Farmiga ()
DIRECTED BY
Vera Farmiga

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PHOTOS

Corinne Walker (Vera Farmiga). Photo by Molly Hawkey, Courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics
Corinne Walker (Vera Farmiga). Photo by Molly Hawkey, Courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics
Corinne Walker (Vera Farmiga). Photo by Molly Hawkey, Courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics
Left to Right: Ethan Miller (Joshua Leonard) and Corinne Walker (Vera Farmiga). Photo by Molly Hawkey, Courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics
Left to Right: Ethan Miller (Joshua Leonard), Older Lily Miller (Zoe Pipa) and Corinne Walker (Vera Farmiga). Photo by Molly Hawkey, Courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics
Left to Right: Annika (Dagmara Dominczyk) and Corinne Walker (Vera Farmiga). Photo by Michael McDonough, Courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics
Left to Right: Annika (Dagmara Dominczyk) and Corinne Walker (Vera Farmiga). Photo by Molly Hawkey, Courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics
Left to Right: Annika (Dagmara Dominczyk) and Corinne Walker (Vera Farmiga). Photo by Molly Hawkey, Courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics
Teenage Corrine Walker (Taissa Farmiga). Photo by Molly Hawkey, Courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics
Left to Right: Teenage Ethan Miller (Boyd Holbrook) and Teenage Corrine Walker (Taissa Farmiga). Photo by Molly Hawkey, Courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics
Left to Right: Teenage Ethan Miller (Boyd Holbrook), Teenage Corrine Walker (Taissa Farmiga) and Baby Abigail Miller (Fynn Hawkey). Photo by Molly Hawkey, Courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics
Left to Right: Corinne Walker (Vera Farmiga) and Liam (Sean Mahon). Photo by Molly Hawkey, Courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics
Left to Right: Liam (Sean Mahon) and Corinne Walker (Vera Farmiga). Photo by Molly Hawkey, Courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics
Pastor Bud (Bill Irwin). Photo by Molly Hawkey, Courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics
Left to Right: Luke (Ebon Moss-Bachrach) and Corinne Walker (Vera Farmiga). Photo by Molly Hawkey, Courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics
Left to Right: Director Vera Farmiga with John Hawkes. Photo by Molly Hawkey, Courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics
Left to Right: John Hawkes and Vera Farmiga (director). Photo by Molly Hawkey, Courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics