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Rising Place, The (2001)  link to Rising Place, The on IMDb  

Number: 45

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IMDb Rating:
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6.1/10

Country: USA, 93 minutes

Spoken Languages: English

Genre(s): Drama

Director(s): Tom Rice

Cast: Liam Aiken, Frances Fisher, Alice Drummond, Frances Sternhagen, Jackie Bateman

Medium: Unknown,

Plot Outline: Set against the picturesque landscape of the Mississippi Delta in the 1940's, "The Rising Place" follows the close friendship of two young women, each of a different race, and their struggle to find purpose in their lives during this time of social injustice and world war. When Virginia visits her Aunt Millie at Christmas, she discovers a stack of handwritten letters over half a century old, and unlocks the story of her aunt's youthful days as a young woman living in Hamilton, Mississippi, during the second World War. Beautifully shot sequences episodically shift back and forth from the past to the present. In a time when a woman's place was in the home, young Emily ventures out and falls in love with a young soldier, eventually carrying his baby out of wedlock. With the support of her best friend Wilma Watson and their draft-dodging companion Will Bacon, Emily is able to stand by her convictions in a household dominated by the standards of a salt-of-the-earth father and an unconditionally loving mother.

Location: 045

Loaned: No

Aspect ratio: Unknown