Thursday, September 29, 2011

Surprising debut ...

... A Strange Review: Higher Ground | Strange Herring. (Hat tip, Dave Lull.)

Never before have I seen a film that so brilliantly captures the restlessness produced by the faith that promises peace beyond understanding. Higher Ground, based on the memoir by Carolyn S. Briggs and adapted for the screen by the author, is an extraordinarily intelligent, probing, disturbing, and altogether compassionate look at what it means to believe without seeing. Farmiga and Briggs treat their subject, and their central character, with respect and care, though never noncritically.

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