The challenge in portraying characters driven by faith, who attribute every success and failing to God and sermonize with dubious assurance about His will, is not to draw them as cartoonish stereotypes.
Hollywood has a history of holding committed spirituality up to ridicule long enough that churchgoers are more inclined to condemn a movie about their beliefs, sight unseen, than embrace it.
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Vera Farmiga, the Oscar-nominated star of 2009’s “Up in the Air,” never planned on stepping behind the camera, much less making her directorial debut with “Higher Ground,” in which the Ukrainian-American actress — pregnant with her second child — stars as a Christian fundamentalist questioning her relationship with God. Read More