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Review: 'Higher Ground' Revels In Its Callow, Low Blows To Catholicism

  • By Christopher Bell
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  • August 22, 2011 9:59 AM
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Everyone's got something to say about religion. Each book that serves as the foundation for a theology forges our behavior in some shape or form, and while structuring your life on what each book preaches can lead to catharsis, kindness, and healing, it can also be the birth of intolerance and destruction. That's not to say people aren't ultimately to blame; though certain things are good or bad no matter how you spin them, we do tend to interpret things how we see fit. This odd mixed bag of morals often leads to serious backlash, manifested in outright intense debates or scathing art pieces. "Up In The Air" actress Vera Farmiga sets her target using the latter weapon, questioning her own faith in directorial debut "Higher Ground." Sadly, the film feels more like the voice of a junior high student going through a phase of atheism rather than the thoughts of a mature, rational adult.

Watch: Trailer For Vera Farmiga's Directorial Debut 'Higher Ground'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 12, 2011 2:47 AM
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With an Academy Award nomination under her belt for "Up In The Air," Vera Farmiga followed her awards season recognition by taking on a mix of roles in films as diverse as the unfortunately awful "Henry's Crime," the sci-fi time looper "Source Code," the studio action film "Safe House" and the indie drama "Goats." But perhaps the biggest move the actress has made is deciding to get behind the camera with her debut feature "Higher Ground," a film that earned strong notices out of Sundance in January and will hit theaters later this year.

New Poster & Images For 'Higher Ground' Promises A Whole Lot Of Vera Farmiga

  • By Simon Dang
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  • July 10, 2011 12:08 PM
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Despite a somewhat lukewarm response from its premiere at Sundance, the directorial debut of Vera Farmiga -- an adaptation of Carolyn Briggs' religious memoirs "This Dark World: A Memoir Of Salvation Lost And Found" -- is a film we're greatly looking forward to.

Tribeca Film Fest Adds 'Beats, Rhymes & Life,' 'Old Fashioned Orgy,' 'Higher Ground' & More

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 14, 2011 4:51 AM
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While the movie world is currently congregated in Austin for SXSW, New York based press will be heading back and getting their calendars out once again as the Tribeca Film Festival line up heats up. Today, organizers announced a whole new slate of films to the lineup and it features some intriguing premieres as well as some titles that have been making waves on the festival circuit.

First Look: Vera Farmiga's Adaptation Of Carolyn Brigg's Religious Memoir 'Higher Ground'

  • By Simon Dang
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  • December 6, 2010 2:46 AM
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Following her Oscar-nominated turn in Jason Reitman's "Up In The Air" alongside George Clooney and Anna Kendrick, Vera Farmiga took up a supporting role in Duncan Jones' sci-fi thriller "Source Code" before deciding to try her hand at directing with an adaptation of Carolyn Briggs' religious memoir "This Dark World: A Memoir Of Salvation Lost And Found."

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