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The Rising Place

  • PG-13
  • DVD
  • 1 disc
  • Region 1 USA/CA (info)
  • Sometimes you can know someone for your entire life and never really know that person at all. That is what Virginia Wilder (Frances Fisher) discovers when she returns home to spend the holidays with her mother, Ruth (Frances Sternhagen), and her beloved, ailing aunt, Millie (Alice Drummond). Finding a box of her aunt's letters and photos in the closet, Virginia is transported back to World War II Mississippi as the story of her aunt's life unfolds before her. The young Emily's (Laurel Holloman) letters weave together stories of love, friendship and loyalty, detailing Emily's relationships and her life in a small Southern town during the war. Ultimately, tragedy leads the once nave Emily to take a stand against social and racially motivated injustice. Holliman's performance as a young woman making unpopular decisions yet determined to stand by her convictions is both tender and heartfelt. Elise Neal and Mark Webber are endearing as Emily's best friends, Wilma and Will. Written and directed by first-time filmmaker Tom Rice, the film features three original songs written and performed by entertainer Jennifer Holliday, who appears as a Jook Joint owner, and also stars Mark Webber, Tess Harper, Gary Cole, S. Epatha Merkerson, and Billy Campbell.
    • Rating - elements of violence
  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 7654

  • Credits
    Laurel Holloman, Elise Neal, Mark Webber, Liam Aiken, Bill Campbell, Billy Campbell, William O. Campbell, William Campbell, Gary Cole, Alice Drummond, Frances Fisher, Mason Gamble, Beth Grant, Tess Harper, S. Epatha Merkerson
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