| Posted Aug. 29, 2011, 6:15 p.m.
Vera Farmiga is someone I've always liked as an actor--I found her the real star of "Up in the Air," even when every0ne was going nuts over Anna Kendrick. And the fact she used to star in the Fox series "Roar" opposite Heath Ledger only ups her cache in my eyes. But it turns out she's also quite a director, as evidenced by her debut, "Higher Ground," now in theaters. I'm not sure how the film did over the weekend--I believe it was set to play in three theaters, and I think two of them were closed due to Hurricane Irene. But hopefully the weather will be better this weekend and people can check out this little gem, which tells the story of a Fundamentalist Christian woman (Farmiga) who slowly begins to question her faith.