Pittsburgh native Caroline Fogarty has appeared in numerous television (Big Love, Desperate Housewives) and movie (Waitress) projects since she began her acting career. On July 12th, the Hollywood Theater will showcase one of her recent performances with a special screening.
Fogarty stars as Margaret in As High as the Sky, the award-winning feature debut from writer-director Nikki Braendlin. Produced by a mostly female crew, and featuring an all-female cast, the indie comedy explores the fragile bonds between sisters. After being jilted by her fiancé, Margaret manages her loneliness by obsessively and compulsively organizing her already perfect home. But when her older sister, Josephine (Bonnie McNeil), and ten-year-old niece, Hannah (Laurel Porter), arrive unexpectedly for what seems an indefinite visit, Margaret’s carefully structured life is thrown into disarray, forcing her to adapt to the duo’s free-spirited lifestyle and to confront the years of estrangement. Weighed down by guilt for abandoning her sister after their parents’ death and questioning her parenting skills, Josephine does her best to reconnect with Margaret by including her in family activities with Hannah – truth or dare games, backyard movie nights, and upside-down floating heads. Initially resistant, Margaret slowly opens herself to the mess of family emotions and realizes a new definition of family while learning that the bonds of sisterhood can be reestablished with time. But just as Margaret begins to embrace her new family, she discovers the truth behind Josephine’s visit.
As High as the Sky begins at 7 p.m. Tickets are $8, $6 for seniors, students with valid ID, and kids 12 and under, and are available for purchase at Showclix.