The Rising Place by Tom Rice |Laurel Holloman, Elise Neal, Mark Webber | 723952076540 | DVD | Barnes & Noble
Rising Place

The Rising Place

Director: Tom Rice

Cast: Laurel Holloman, Elise Neal, Mark Webber

     
 
A woman learns a valuable lesson about her family as she and her aunt look back at her troubled past in this independent drama. As Virginia Wilder (Frances Fisher) visits her elderly Aunt Millie (Alice Drummond) for the Christmas holidays, she discovers a number of letters she received during the 1940s, and gains a new and clearer picture of Millie's life when she was

Overview

A woman learns a valuable lesson about her family as she and her aunt look back at her troubled past in this independent drama. As Virginia Wilder (Frances Fisher) visits her elderly Aunt Millie (Alice Drummond) for the Christmas holidays, she discovers a number of letters she received during the 1940s, and gains a new and clearer picture of Millie's life when she was younger. Teenaged Emily (Laurel Holloman) falls in love with a soldier who soon ships out to fight in World War II, but not before she discovers herself pregnant. When the soldier refuses to marry her, Emily is left to have the baby on her own, and soon she discovers herself an outcast in the small Southern town where she was born. While Emily's father (Gary Cole) turns his back on her, her mother (Tess Harper) remains supportive, and Emily soon becomes close friends with two other people who haven't been welcomed by the community, a strong-willed black woman named Wilma Watson (Elise Neal) and Will Bacon (Mark Webber), a well-meaning young man with a bad habit of bending the truth. As Emily's new friends stand by her, Emily in turn stands up for them as Wilma and other members of the town's African-American community begin standing up for their rights as citizens. The first feature film from writer and director Tom Rice, The Rising Place also features Jennifer Holliday and Frances Sternhagen.

Product Details

Release Date:
10/28/2003
UPC:
0723952076540
Original Release:
2002
Rating:
PG-13
Source:
Monarch Video
Time:
1:33:00
Sales rank:
58,207

Special Features

Deleted scenes; Alternate ending; Out-takes; Jennifer Holliday music video

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Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Laurel Holloman Emily Hodge
Elise Neal Wilma Watson
Mark Webber Will Bacon
Liam Aiken Emmett Wilder
Bill Campbell Streete Wilder
Gary Cole Avery Hodge
Alice Drummond Millie Hodge,Older Emily
Frances Fisher Virginia Wilder
Mason Gamble Franklin Pou, age 12
Beth Grant Melvina Pou
Tess Harper Rebecca Hodge
S. Epatha Merkerson Lessie Watson
Scott Openshaw Eddie Scruggs
Frances Sternhagen Ruth Wilder
Jennifer Holliday Sadie

Technical Credits
Tom Rice Director,Producer,Screenwriter
William J. Blanchard Production Designer
Jim Dollarhide Cinematographer
Tracy A. Ford Producer
Jennifer Holliday Songwriter,Musical Direction/Supervision
Mark Horton Costumes/Costume Designer
Bob Johnston Co-producer
Thomas A. Keith Asst. Director
David Kelson Sound/Sound Designer
Dessie Markovsky Sound/Sound Designer
Mary Morrisey Editor
Marshall Peck Producer
Conrad Pope Score Composer
Joni Wheeler Set Decoration/Design

Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. Open [2:45]
2. Aunt Millie's Visit [2:29]
3. Letters and Pictures Found [6:28]
4. Take Millie to Town [1:00]
5. Back to the Letters [6:19]
6. Young Millie Is Snubbed [6:45]
7. Fishing...Talking [1:18]
8. Will Gets Beat Up [4:35]
9. What if He Don't Show? [3:27]
10. Drive to Base [4:59]
11. Returned Letters [:59]
12. Millie's Not Well [:58]
13. I'm Going to the Christmas Dance [2:32]
14. The Dance [3:30]
15. Gone to War [1:46]
16. Having the Baby [1:43]
17. I Won't Forget You [7:09]
18. Eddie Comes Back [3:59]
19. Starting the Movement [4:45]
20. Trouble for Wilma [8:20]
21. New Home [3:29]
22. Goodbye [6:17]
23. Credits [3:56]

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