Trailer: Vera Farmiga’s Directorial Debut, “Higher Ground” starring Farmiga, John Hawkes, Norbert Leo Butz, Nina Arianda

Higher Ground: 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 struggle with the primary love relationships in her life. from

Director: Vera Farmiga
Cast: Vera Farmiga, Joshua Leonard, John Hawkes, Dagmara Dominczyk, Norbert Leo Butz, Nina Arianda, Donna Murphy

In theaters: August 26th, 2011

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