Vera Farmiga plays Corinne Walker, a woman who decides to join and then flee a fundamentalist religious group. The film, directed by Farmiga, is based on Carolyn S. Briggs' memoir This Dark World. Molly Hawkey/Sony Picture Classics hide caption

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A Graceful Search For 'Higher Ground'

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Settling A Tab? Rachel (Jessica Chastain, left) and David (Sam Worthington) are '60s-era Mossad agents in John Madden's thriller The Debt. Laurie Sparham/Focus Features hide caption

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Katharine Hepburn (left) and Rossano Brazzi in Venice in David Lean's 1955 film Summertime. United Artists/Photofest hide caption

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On Location: A 'Summertime' Romance In Venice

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Filmmaker George Lucas, seen here in March 2011, is the subject of another round of really really angry comments over alleged tweaks he's made to The Return Of The Jedi for its upcoming Blu-ray release. Ethan Miller/Getty Images hide caption

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Veteran Hollywood stuntman Hal Needham — who turned director for the 1977 hit Smokey and the Bandit — lines up a shot with Burt Reynolds, Jerry Reed and Happy the dog. Universal Studio/Getty Images hide caption

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A 'Stuntman!' Discusses His Death-Defying Feats

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Elizabeth Taylor died in March 2011 at the age of 79. Express Newspapers/Hulton Archive/Getty Images hide caption

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Summer Movies: The Timelessness Of Elizabeth Taylor

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Comics Star Joann Sfar, Capturing 'A Heroic Life'

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Director John Madden works on the set of his espionage thriller The Debt, a remake of a 2007 Israeli film of the same name. Madden says he was initially attracted to the story's complexity. Laurie Sparham/Focus Features hide caption

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A Filmmaker On The Complexities Of 'Debt'

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'Hood To Coast' Documentary Races All 197 Miles

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Sam Riley (left) as Pinkie Brown, and Andrea Riseborough as Rose, in Rowan Joffe's adaptation of Graham Greene's 1938 novel Brighton Rock. Alex Bailey/IFC Films hide caption

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A Devil And An Angel, In Love In 'Brighton Rock'

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Vera Farmiga as Corinne Walker in the film Higher Ground, which Farmiga also directed. Molly Hawkey/Courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics hide caption

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For Vera Farmiga, A Search Leads To 'Higher Ground'

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