Movies: Higher Ground
Higher Ground
Pregnant, married, and awkward at eighteen years old, Carolyn Briggs grows more and more interested in Jesus, eventually giving herself over to a radical New Testament church. Amidst her community of self-described "Jesus Freaks," Carolyn's daily life consists of hours of Bible study, alternative family practices and bracing for the oncoming Rapture. It's only when her marriage begins to unravel that Carolyn dares to question the religious dogma she has embraced for her entire adult life. Rated R for some language and sexual content.
Cast: Vera Farmiga, John Hawkes, Bill Irwin, Donna Murphy, Dagmara Dominczyk
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Directed by: Vera Farmiga
Written by: Tim Metcalfe, Carolyn Briggs
Running time: 1hr 49min
Opens: Aug 26, 2011 NY/LA
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