The Rising Place (2002)

Rising Place
Type Feature Film
MPAA Rating PG 13
Runtime 1hr 33mins.
Genres Drama, Adaptation, Romance
Keywords N/A
Status Released
US Release Date
Name Credit Credited as Role Id Sort Order
David Armstrong Source Material (from novel: "The Rising Place") 120786 4000002
Bob W Johnston Unit Production Manager n/a 182 5000001
Thomas A Keith Assistant Director n/a 163 5000002
Tom Rice Screenplay n/a 120778 4000001
Tracy Blakcwell Associate Producer n/a 171 3000004
Tracy A Ford Producer n/a 3 3000002
Marshall Peck Producer n/a 3 3000003
Jim Dollarhide Director of Photography n/a 120780 6000001
Mary Morrisey Editor n/a 172 7000001
Mark Horton Costume Designer n/a 169 13000001
Larry Sousa Choreographer choreography 120803 17000001
Elizabeth Burns Production Assistant casting 275 25000001
Joni Wheeler Set Decorator n/a 165 9000002
William Blanchard Production Designer n/a 164 9000001
Conrad Pope Composer n/a 120836 8000001
Jennifer Holliday Song original songs 120859 8000002
Tom Rice Producer n/a 3 3000001
Tom Rice Director n/a 2 2000001
Gary Cole Actor Emily's Father 1 1000006
Tess Harper Actor Emily's Mother 1 1000007
Billy Campbell Actor Captain Streete Wilder 1 1000008
Mark Webber Actor Will Bacon 1 1000005
Elise Neal Actor Wilma Watson 1 1000004
Alice Drummond Actor Aunt Millie 1 1000002
Laurel Holloman Actor Young Emily 1 1000003
Frances Sternhagen Actor Ruth--Virginia's Mother 1 1000009
Liam Aiken Actor Emmett--Virginia's Son 1 1000010
Jackson Walker Actor Harry Devening 1 1000015
S Epatha Merkerson Actor Leslie--Wilma's Mother 1 1000016
Scott Openshaw Actor Eddie Scruggs 1 1000014
Jennifer Holliday Actor Sadie--The Jook Joint Owner 1 1000013
Beth Grant Actor Melvina Pou 1 1000011
Mason Gamble Actor Franklin--Melvina's Son 1 1000012
Frances Fisher Actor Virginia Wilder 1 1000001
Set against the landscape of the Mississippi Delta in the 1940's, the story 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 Wilder is visiting her Aunt Millie this Christmas, she discovers a stack of handwritten letters over a half-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. 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. Despite the disapproval of society, Emily follows her heart to overcome the prejudice of her time.